India’s minister of tourism and culture Mahesh Sharma flagged off a sightseeing tour of the monuments and heritage places of Delhi for divyang children on the occasion of World Tourism day in New Delhi today.
The celebration was organised by the Ministry of Tourism. Thirty-five divyang students from Class 2nd to 6th of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya School for Divyang Children, Minto Road, New Delhi participated in the tour.
Theme for 2016 World Tourism Day is: Tourism for All !! – “Promoting Universal Accessibility”
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“Accessible Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are traveling or staying at home,” said Mahesh Sharma.
World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the national and international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value.
As the official day set aside in the United Nations calendar, the celebration seeks to highlight tourism’s potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is facing today.
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