With the Dasara festivities fast approaching, 48 students from different colleges are getting prepared to receive the tourists, both domestic and foreign, arriving in city and provide them a whole range of information on prominent tourist destinations and Dasara programmes.

The Dasara Tourism Sub-committee, starting its job in right earnest, has selected 48 Tourism students from various colleges of the city as volunteers to guide the tourists during Dasara.

The selected students who are undergoing training on their jobs and are being provided with traditional Dasara attire. Every volunteer will be paid Rs. 100 per day as honorarium.

The Sub-committee also plans to set up Tourist information kiosks at prominent public junctions across the city including K.R. Circle, Palace premises, City Bus stand, Sub-urban bus stand, Dasara Exhibition premises and city Railway Station, with two student volunteers manning each kiosk.

The job of the volunteers is to sensitise and guide the tourists arriving from far off places on the host of tourist spots in and around the city and day-to-day Dasara programmes including all musical concerts and cultural presentations during the 9-day Navaratri festivities, besides distributing publicity materials to them.

The Sub-committee President Y.N. Shankaregowda speaking to SOM, said that tourist information kiosks will be setup at all public joints and key locations across the city, which will benefit the tourists arriving in the city, particularly first time visitors. Sub-committee is putting in its best efforts to woo the tourists in large numbers, he added.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore