KOHORA, Sept 28 - Celebrating the World Tourism Day on Sunday here, noted writer Annuradha Sharma Pujari said that the soul of Assamese culture must be preserved if we have to make progress in the tourism sector.
Addressing a gathering, she said, �We must conserve nature while trying to promote tourism in a very responsible manner.� Emphasising on the promotion of eco-tourism, she said that the need of the hour is to have proper cooperation between tourism, forest and police departments.�
Secondly, she pointed out that being an important tourist place, Kaziranga needs to have a 24-hour health care facility. The other speaker, Jayanta Gogoi, principal Bokakhat JDSG College, pointed out about the potentiality of bio-tourism in the Northeast region.
Earlier, a colourful procession was taken out to mark the World Tourism Day, followed by a chorus and a dance programme by schoolchildren.