Bhubaneswar:5/11/22:IITTM Bhubaneswar celebrated the World Tourism Awards 2022 ceremony today, i.e. 5th November 2022 in an exclusive ceremony at the institute premises. The annual World Tourism Awards launched by IITTM Bhubaneswar provides an opportunity to showcase and promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence. It also recognizes outstanding contributions in different areas to the community and society. Contributions emphasize the awardee’s concern for the common good, willingness to give time and comfort, and the ability to draw together varied resources to solve problems, rather than only technical competence.
The Nodal Officer, Dr. Md. Sabir Hussain extended the welcome address and gave an insightful address on “Rethinking Tourism”, the theme for world Tourism Day 2022. The Chief Guest, Prof. (Dr.) Byomakesh Tripathy, Vice-Chancellor, Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar lauded the efforts of the institute to recognize excellence and elaborated on the significance of a multifaceted approach to inclusiveness in post-covid tourism. The Guest of Honour, Prof. Pradyumna Kumar Mohanty, Dean, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar emphasized the need for creativity in tapping the tourism potential of Odisha. Event Coordinator, Dr. Adyasha Das elaborated upon the genesis of the awards and several new initiatives taken up by IITTM.
The awardees in different fields were:
|Award||Name of the Person|
|Field of Tourism||Shri Yugabrata Kar
Founder and Director, Heritage Tours, Odisha
|Field of Culture and Heritage||Ms. Nidhi Bansal
Co-founder India City Walks™.
|Field of Social Services||Sri Lalit Mohan Panda
State Level Eco tour Guide
Secretary Snake Helpline Team
|a) Shri Rabi Ratna Senapati
General Manager at Brahmaputra Tours
Associate director South India for rainbow trade fairs tours
b) Shri Padmabhusan Karmee
National Manager – Auto Vertical/ General Manager North India at Noatum Logistics India Pvt Ltd Delhi
|Field of Staff Allied Work||Mrs. Sandhya Samal
|Field of In-house work||Shri Baikuntha Bhatta
Dr. B. Swajan, Assistant Professor conducted the programme and gave the Vote of Thanks.