Responsible Tourism Day 2013 Wildlife based educational trip for children
More than a billion people have started traveling every year, a trend set to rise as this decade moves on. The time is all the more significant for the tourism industry to find sustainable solutions to protecting the people and resources on which it relies. Since the last seven years, World Travel Market (WTM) holds the World Responsible Tourism Day towards this purpose. Observed on the 6th of November, the event is marked with special events, communications, and consumer promotions, demonstrating the travel industry’s determination to make a real difference.
On the occasion of World Responsible Tourism Day 2013, we organized an educational cum fun trip to Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam for children who study in Parijat Academy, a school for underprivileged village children. We chose Parijat due to the dedication of its principal Mr. Uttam Teron. A local philanthropist, Uttam first started the school with 3 students back in 2003. Since then, accolades have come to the school from around the world, and today the school remarkably has more than 500 students. The main idea behind this excursion was to create awareness among the students about the importance of wildlife and its preservation. Read the project report in our blog here.