Dekho Apna Desh | 12th Webinar Series
GS Paper I: Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society
Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
Context: The 12th Webinar Series of Dekho Apna Desh of Ministry of Tourism presented some powerful and personal stories of a few incredible women in India, who offer an alternative imagination of travel.
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Key Details about 12th Webinar Series
TITLE: ‘Celebrating the Incredible Indian Women in Responsible Tourism’
The webinar explained how individuals can create change in their life and the communities they live in through tourism. The webinar presented ten inspiring stories:
- Stanzin Dolkar from Maan village, Ladakh who is a budding astronomer, Telescope operator and Astropreneur.
- Sunita Marawi from Bandha Tola village near Kanha, a teacher and bead jewellery maker from the Baiga tribe.
- Phejin Konyak from Shiyong village in Mon district Nagaland, a coffee grower, homestay owner and ethnographer managing her coffee plantation and orange orchard and also documenting the tattooing practice of the Konyaks.
- Laxmi, a hospitality expert and masseuse from Delhi NCR, who overcame her disabilities to make a career in hospitality and therapeutic massage.
- Rekha Rautela from Sarmoli village in Munsiari, Uttarakhand, a home stay owner, Bird watching expert and Panch of the Van Panchayat.
- Raksha Patekar from Dehene village in Maharashtra, rural tourism expert and master trainer, providing hospitality training to community based tourism projects.
- Sajna Shaji a drummer and travel guide from Mothakkara, Wayanad in Kerala.
- Pabitra Maya Khawas, homechef and entrepreneur from Chuikhim, north Bengal.
- Sumitra Biswas from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, a scuba diver and an underwater reef restorer.
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About Dekho Apna Desh
- The Ministry of Tourism has launched a programme called ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ with an aim to encourage people to visit different tourist destinations in the country.
- The details of the programme have been put on a website, where Indians can pledge to travel at least 15 tourist spots across the country in a year.
- The tourism ministry will fund the travel expenses of tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in a year and submit the photos on their website.
- Tourists, however, have to travel outside their home states to be eligible for contention.
- As per the report, the expenses that will be provided by the Tourism Ministry should not be construed as monetary benefit, but as an incentive.
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