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DIBRUGARH, Dec 20 - A 10-day workshop for tourist guides concluded at the DHSK College here with the distribution of certificates to participants by Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri.

The workshop was organised by the Information and Career Guidance Centre of the DHSK College in collaboration with the district administration with an aim to train local youths of Jokai and other areas as tourist guides.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration is tirelessly working towards making tourism sustainable as Dibrugarh, along with the entire State and the North East as a whole, is a tourist�s paradise. �For the development of the tourism sector, good tourist guides should be available. A career in tourism will require sound knowledge about the place, people, history, geography, flora, fauna, etc.,� she said and called upon the youths to dedicate themselves to entrepreneurship in this field.

Dr Sashikanta Saikia, principal of the college, said that there is tremendous tourism potential in the region, and that local youths should opt for careers in the field by undergoing appropriate training and acquiring the requisite knowledge.

The meeting was also attended by managers and officials of Hotel Tea County, Hotel Nataraj and Hotel Little Palace in Dibrugarh, besides resource persons of the workshop and students.

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Workshop for tourist guides held

DIBRUGARH, Dec 20 - A 10-day workshop for tourist guides concluded at the DHSK College here with the distribution of certificates to participants by Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri.

The workshop was organised by the Information and Career Guidance Centre of the DHSK College in collaboration with the district administration with an aim to train local youths of Jokai and other areas as tourist guides.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that the district administration is tirelessly working towards making tourism sustainable as Dibrugarh, along with the entire State and the North East as a whole, is a tourist�s paradise. �For the development of the tourism sector, good tourist guides should be available. A career in tourism will require sound knowledge about the place, people, history, geography, flora, fauna, etc.,� she said and called upon the youths to dedicate themselves to entrepreneurship in this field.

Dr Sashikanta Saikia, principal of the college, said that there is tremendous tourism potential in the region, and that local youths should opt for careers in the field by undergoing appropriate training and acquiring the requisite knowledge.

The meeting was also attended by managers and officials of Hotel Tea County, Hotel Nataraj and Hotel Little Palace in Dibrugarh, besides resource persons of the workshop and students.