Dept of Commerce Organises Seminar To Observe Paryatan Parv
The Department of Commerce, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organised a seminar on ‘Discovering Different Aspects of Tourism’ to observe 'Paryatan Parv', a nation-wide, Government of India campaign to celebrate the spirit of tourism in India.
On the occasion, Prof Nawab Ali Khan (Dean, Faculty of Commerce) said that ‘Paryatan Parv’ aims to generate interest in travel and tourism. He delineated on steps taken by the government for spreading awareness on tourism.
Prof Shamir Hasan (Dean, Faculty of International Studies) compared Indian society with West-Asian society and emphasised that trade and commerce are the hallmarks of civilized society, while tourism acts as a catalyst in building the economy.
Prof M Mohsin Khan (Chairperson, Department of Commerce) expressed views on ‘Paryatan Parv’ in connection with various government campaigns such as Make In India, Digital India and Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas.
Prof Shakeel Ahmad Samdani (Faculty of Law) discussed legal and regulatory aspects of tourism and rights of tourists in India. He pointed out that special tourism laws and regulations should be established to safeguard interests of tourists and to provide them hassle-free travel.
Prof Sheeba Hamid (Seminar Coordinator) emphasised on developing Aligarh city as a tourism destination. She pointed out that there are more than 60 heritage sites including a historical fort in the AMU Campus alone.
Students and research scholars, Anu Sharma, Fazal Ahmad, Rachel Wahab, Urooj Fatima and Rahul Kumar Upadhyay actively participated to make the seminar successful. Dr Hira Anwar, Dr M Sadique, Sujood and Syed Talha Jameel were in the organising committee. Teachers and students from various departments and faculties attended the seminar.