The district administration and Dasara Committee has roped in 63 foreign students from the University of Mysore to help the foreign tourists visiting Mysore during Dasara festivities.

Speaking to media persons, Dasara Tourism Sub-Committee President Y.N. Shankare Gowda said that the students would be trained for a day and will be provided with information on activities and places to visit during Dasara and then divert the calls to their mobile phones depending on the nationality of the foreign tourist.

Foreign tourists from Philippines, Myanmar, France, Iran, Iraq, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia and other countries can now call the District Control Room at the DC’s office for assistance during Dasara.

He also said that 43 other students have also been roped in to assist in the information kiosk to be set up in various places around the city. This apart, 16 information centres will be set up at various tourist locations in and around Mysore city including Railway Station, City Bus Stand, Sub Urban Bus Stand and Mysore Airport. The volunteers will be paid Rs. 1000 as a remuneration for 10 days.

The Sub-Committee has also selected 8 sarots and 9 tongas to be the ambassadors for the Dasara festivities. The tongawalas will be provided with uniforms and also paid Rs. 1000 as remuneration for 10 days. The sarot and tongas will be inaugurated by Tourism Minister R.V. Deshpande on Oct. 3.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore