The Department of French celebrated World Tourism Day on 28th September 2020. The students of the Department organised a variety of events like photography contest, quiz, talk by an industry expert and a virtual tour.

The celebrations were conducted virtually via Google meet. The key resource person for the day was the travel enthusiast, Mr. Abin K.I., the Faculty of the Department of Tourism Studies, MG University. He has travelled to more than 270 destinations and has visited 31 UNESCO heritage sites. He presented his thoughts on the significance of ‘Rural Tourism and Development’ especially in relation to the current pandemic scenario which has massively affected the Tourism Industry. He emphasized the importance of continuous development of skills and keeping a positive mindset that would contribute towards a quick and effective comeback.

The talk was followed by an online quiz which was exciting, and at the same time challenging. The winners are Priya Prahlad,(1st ) Karthika (2nd ) and Liyana K V. (3rd ).  After this was the innovative virtual tour to ‘Iringole Kavu Temple’ which took the participants to the mystery and depth that lies within the depths of the protected forest ‘Kavu’ near to the Temple.

The winners of the photography contest were also announced and their names are Navya Pillai (1st), Sumaiya Shahab (2nd), Vaishnavi and Sachin Mani (3rd). Here are featured, the photos of the winners and also the virtual tour .

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