CS reviews Tourism, YR&S activities
DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 9: Nagaland Chief Secretary J Alam today asked the Department of Youth Resources & Sports to maintain transparency, equality and do away with nepotism among sports players.
Addressing a departmental review meeting in the CS’s conference hall today, Alam said talent hunt for good sports players was a must and that it was important for the Department to have connections with the youths to carry out projects and also maintain a system to facilitate them after completion of their course.
He also mentioned that the distribution of sports equipment in villages was another way of promoting and encouraging sports to the youths and also said that the Department’s financial issues have been noted.
Director, Youth Resources & Sports, Akumla Chuba highlighted that the Department aims to promote sports and further develop sports infrastructural facilities, conduct tournaments, coaching camps, talent search and participation in regional, national and international levels of competition, training and nurturing young talents in the sports academics. The Department also plays an important role in channelizing the energy of youth for positive development and overall development of the State, which includes promotion of Music and Arts (TaFMA), adventure programme, outdoor learning, personality development, youth festivals, etc., and participation in regional and national levels.
She also pointed out that the Department has been functioning with inadequate manpower hampering the smooth flow of affairs and also the Department budget allotment constraint.
In the meeting, Commissioner & Secretary of Tourism, Kitto Zhimomi highlighted the Department’s activities and visions. He pointed out that the Department’s strategies were to identify and export all key tourism products, develop quality tourism infrastructure and facilitation services, provide human resources development, develop marketing plans and create enabling environment for local tourism stakeholders. He also explained that the upcoming projects and initiatives were the State institute of hotel management, ropeways, investment opportunities, IRCTC, off-road capital of the country, CSR opportunities and Homestay and capacity building/skill development.
He also pointed out that many district officers and staff in the State are functioning without offices and land owner issues are hampering their progress.
Chief Secretary J Alam, while addressing these issues, called upon the Department of Tourism to be industry-friendly, get tourism guides registered, follow single window app, calculate the total industry output and see to the feedback of the tourist. He also asked the Department to come up with a policy to encourage entrepreneurs for vehicle tourism with better luxury vehicles, give more publicity to boost tourism and see what the people want.
(Page News Service)