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IITTM Bhubaneswar launches unique certification program on “ Curating Heritage Walks”.

Bhubaneswar:7/7/20: IITTM, the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Bhubaneswar organized the inaugural function of its 4 days online certification program in ”Curating Heritage Walks” .This uniquely crafted program is being offered in collaboration with Cuttack Heritage Walks and has attracted participation from academicians, researchers, students, travel professionals, media and travel bloggers. The virtual inauguration of the event was done by the Chief Guest:  Dr.Sitikantha Mishra, Hon’ble Member BOG, IITTM and Adviser-cum-Dean, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Siksha O Anusandhan  Deemed  University. He elaborated on how heritage walks trigger interests of preservation and conservation of heritage among local bodies, state government, politicians, local communities, heritage management experts, and institutions.

The Director IITTM, Prof.(Dr) Alok Sharma emphasized how walks help generate revenue for curators and the upkeep of lesser-known structures while keeping history alive for future generations.  The Guests of Honour for the function were Shri R.K.Suman,   Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India,  Shri Dipak Samantarai, Director, Cuttack Heritage Walks and Shri Anil Dhir, INTACH, Bhubaneswar. Shri Bikash R. Das, heritage enthusiast, wildlife conservationist and trainer of the program joined from Bangalore. Dr. Md. Sabir Hussain, Nodal Officer & Program Director, IITTM Bhubaneswar extended the welcome address as well as the vote of thanks. Dr.Adyasha Das, Associate Professor and  Program Co-ordinator hosted the program. IITTM Bhubaneswar has been in the limelight for its successful training programs, apart from its academic courses.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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