Uttarakhand Government Inks MoU to Elevate Tourism and Hospitality Training


Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami Views This Partnership as a Milestone in Empowering Youth and Unlocking Employment Opportunities in the State.

In a significant development aimed at enhancing tourism and hospitality training in Uttarakhand, an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been formally established between Samagra Shiksha Uttarakhand and Swiss Education Group in Switzerland. The signing of this MoU took place at the state’s Secretariat with the honorable presence of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.

Empowering Youth through Skill Enhancement

The key aim of this partnership is to deliver advanced training in tourism and hospitality to students in Uttarakhand, ranging from 9th to 12th grade. The MoU was officially executed through the signatures of State Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, Banshidhar Tiwari, and Executive Director of Swiss Education Group, Hiraj Artinian. Swiss Education Group will also contribute its expertise to enhance the vocational education curriculum for students in the state.

The Chief Minister’s Vision for a Brighter Future

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, as reported by ANI, stated, “This agreement marks a significant milestone for advancing training in tourism and hospitality within the vocational education framework for students in the 9th to 12th grades in our state.” He emphasized the considerable employment potential within both of these sectors in Uttarakhand.

Dhami continued, “Through this training, our students will acquire valuable skills that will open up numerous employment opportunities. The state government is consistently striving to boost tourism, including religious, spiritual, adventure, eco-tourism, and wellness tourism. Several initiatives are underway to promote these forms of tourism.

Expressing Gratitude and Strengthening Collaboration

Chief Minister Dhami expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Abhay Das Maharaj for playing a pivotal role in facilitating this agreement with Switzerland, with a specific focus on enhancing tourism and hospitality in the state.

The groundwork for this collaboration began around four months ago during discussions between the Chief Minister and Abhay Das Maharaj, driven by the shared objective of bolstering the state’s capabilities in these vital domains.

Reviving the Tourism Sector in the State

Dhami further underscored the significance of tourism in Uttarakhand, particularly during the Chardham Yatra, which draws thousands of devotees to the state. The state government is resolute in its efforts to allure both pilgrims and tourists to Uttarakhand’s religious and scenic destinations throughout all seasons

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