.N.N.Vohra who was the Chief Guest on the inaugural ceremony, today inaugurated 3-day long International Conference on Global Cultural Routes: Tourism and Socio-Economic Viability at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium Complex,
Minister of State for Home, Housing and Urban Development Nasir Aslam wani was the guest of honor on the occasion and Prof. M.P. Singh Ishar, Vice-Chancellor,
The Governor of J&K State and Chancellor University of Jammu .N.N.Vohra today inaugurated 3-day long International Conference on Global Cultural Routes: Tourism and Socio-Economic Viability at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium Complex,
The Governor said that today we have varied mediums of communication, not only the books but entire spectrum of technology, like Cell phones, Telephone, Wireless, E-mails, Aero-planes etc but 200 years ago & more there was no such technology ,the travel was on foot, horse back, elephant back and these heritage cultural routes had contributed a lot in the transference of knowledge, Trade and pilgrimage. He also said that if we go back to the history of
Mr. Vohra also said that the Stupa’s excavated at Akhnoor indicates the connectivity of
Minister of State for Home, Housing and Urban Development Nasir Aslam wani his address said that our country is rich in cultural heritage and many heritage places has been put on global the map. Mr. Wani said that to develop and preserve these heritage routes in the state of Jammu of Kashmir is the priority of our State Govt. While lauding the efforts of the University of Jammu, especially Centre for Studies in Museology for the organizing this conference Mr. Wani said that this conference will really act as a booster in promotion of the heritage tourism of state as well as in the country.
Prof. M.P.Singh Ishar, Vice Chancellor,
Dr. Sandy Blair from
It is worth while to mention herein that the International conference which is being attended by experts in Cultural routes from all over the world includes Gheorghievici Adda(Romania) Kristy Altenburg(Australia),Ausncion Martinez Valle (Spain),Eman Assi(Dubai) Alicia Leonor Cahn Behrend(Spain),Dr.Timothy Hubbard (Australia),Michael Romero Taylor(USA), Carlos Mesen – Rees(Costa Rica), Carman Perez Garcia(Spain), ,Jyoce Azzam(USA), Juan Rodriguez-Villasante(Spain), Dr. Nguyen Quang Mien(Vietnam),Dr. Nang Chung Trinh(Vietnam) and Prof. Rosa Anna Genovese(Portugal). Prof. Pooman Choudhary, Director, Centre for Studies in Musecology and organizing Secretary of the conference in his well come address gave the profile of the conference in detail. Prof. Poomam Choudhary, said that main objective of this international conference is to bring together the conclusions of the global strategic study striving to improve the recognition within Heritage "of the economic, social, symbolic, philosophical dimensions, constant and countless interactions with the natural environment in all its diversity and to Promote tourism (eco- tourism, cultural tourism, pilgrim tourism) in the state which will influence the socio-economic condition of the people living along these routes.
Professor G.M.Batt Controller of Examination,
Prominent among others present on the occasion included Jenab Musood Choudhary, former Vice-Chancellor, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Prof. Naresh Padha, Registrar, University of Jammu, Prof. N.K.Tripathi, DSW, University of Jammu, Prof. Neelu Rohemtra, Director The Business School, Deans and Heads of the various Departments of the University, teachers of the University, Officers of the varsity, Officers from the State, Scholars and students.