Sept. 28, 2011
-- Keeping in the view the much appreciation won world over for country's Cultural Diversity in all unison, Incredible India and the theme of the year-'Tourism - Linking Cultures'; the students of the School of Hospitality of Lovely Professional University celebrated World Tourism Day, today. It was great to view that hundreds of students from 26 countries and 28 States of the country contributed the specialty of their culture to share with all other assembled at Shri Baldev Raj Mittal Auditorium of the University for a Colourful Celebration. During this, Presentations, Folk Dances, Rangoli, Melodies, Poetry- Recitation, Painting, Tourism related Quiz Programme, Fashion Show were the attractions. Students from Nigeria, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Assam, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Bangladesh, Punjab and from other states and countries exhibited culture of their areas through dance performances.
Consenting to commence the gala Day by lighting of the lamp, the Pro Chancellor of the University, Ms Rashmi Mittal congratulated the participants and said: "It is nice to see that, with the contribution of all students of the department, the World Tourism Day celebrations have been well planned to implement ethics, values and cultural the best among students, to propagate fast developing tourism industry in India." Expecting much from the youth of the University, she continued: "On this eve, the youth should take a pledge to always be ready to learn, live, experience, exhibit and appreciate men and mannerisms of other cultures, too, to make a peaceful existence for all."
Some of the students, Nasir, Richa, Christophe, Rakshit Dimri, Dixa Bhattarai, Priyanka, Amardeep said: "We have learnt a lot from this celebration. In addition to have a great fun and merry making, we have really imbibed the cultural legacy of other countries and states of India. We are lucky that our University is itself a mini cosmos and we being its students always feel floating on a sea of diversified cultures."