Campaign for responsible tourism launched
With an aim to create environment awareness among the youths and highlight the benefits of sustainable tourism in Bangladesh, a month-long campaign for responsible tourism was launched yesterday at Dhaka University.
A quiz marked the opening of the “Banglalink Explore Bangladesh: Youth Awareness Campaign for Responsible Tourism 2007” at the Teachers Students Centre (TSC) of the university.
The Guide Tours Ltd, a private tour operator, organised the campaign in collaboration with Nishorgo Programme of Bangladesh Forest Department and Earth Club of North-South University. Banglalink, a cell phone service provider, is sponsoring the programme.
The Dhaka University Tourists' Society (DUTS) also gave assistance to the inauguration of the programme.
Students of some 16 educational institutions in the city will participate in the campaign that includes various interactive programmes like theatre performances and quiz competitions with the students, according to the organisers.
DU Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof AFM Yusuf Haider, Prof Anwar Ul Islam, Philip J DeCosse, chief-of-party of the Forest Department's Nishorgo Support Project, Elizabeth Berens of the Guide Tours Ltd, and representatives from the DUTS and the NSU Earth Club were present on the occasion.