JORHAT, Sept 27 - With smiles on their lips and delight in their hearts, 35 differently-abled girls and boys of Jorhat today celebrated World Tourism Day programme at Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, which is widely known as a popular destination for domestic and foreign tourists for its hoolock gibbons and rich biodiversity.
All the students were taken from here to the wildlife sanctuary by some promoters of local tourism, namely, Jayanta Jyoti Sarmah, Bijit Dutta and some other youths who took some effective measures to attract tourists to their localities near Mariyani.
As the teens of differently-abled category were taken for a tour inside the thick forest of the sanctuary, some of them candidly asked about different kinds of plants, spiders and animals which were answered by their guides properly.
�Only five boys and girls could not ask anything as they were unable to talk. They expressed their overwhelming rejoice through shouting,� said Jayanta Jyoti Sarmah.
He also said that the keeping conformity with this year�s theme of World Tourism Organization, the students were taken from Jorhat�s Prerona Pratibandhi Sishu Bikash Kendra to provide facilities for an easy jungle safari at Gibbon Wild Life Sanctuary.
World Tourism Organization decided the theme of this year�s celebration as, �Tourism for All � promoting universal accessibility.�
As most of the visitors could observe utmost eagerness of the students for learning the names of different plant and animal species, some of the visitors commented that they were endowed with potential to acquire knowledge for learning more in the future.
Along with the organisers, Mariyani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, Jorhat assistant conservator of forest Jayram Baruah and many other citizens of the locality also attended the programme as it could catch the serious attention of several sensitive citizens. A well-known farmer of the State, Mohan Bora also said that the students will show their inborn talent in the future if they are taught properly at school.