Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more.World Tourism Day is celebrated each year on September 27 to spread awareness about the importance of tourism and its impact on our society.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive social and economic impact. Both developed and developing economies have been hit. And marginalized groups and the most vulnerable have been hit hardest of all. The restart of tourism will help kickstart recovery and growth. It is essential that the benefits this will bring are enjoyed widely and fairly.
World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has therefore designated World Tourism Day 2021 as a day to focus on “Tourism for Inclusive Growth.”UNWTO as the United Nations specialized agency for responsible and sustainable tourism, is guiding the global sector towards inclusive recovery and growth.
Gajera vidyabhavan sachin organized virtual tour of Ajanta Ellora Caves.Ajanta and Ellora Caves situated in the state of Maharashtra near Aurangabad are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Seven Wonders of India. They are nestled at a distance of approx more than 95 km from each other. Using only chisel and hammer Buddhist monks carved murals and sculptures depicting the life of Buddha. These are still considered as one of the most splendid work of Buddhist art in India. They are one of a kind of caves hewn into the Sahyadri Hills portraying the outstanding work of Ancient Indian artisans.
Ajanta Caves have around 300 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which are approx 2nd century BC old. These caves include paintings, murals, sculptures that illustrate the previous life of Buddha.
The Ajanta caves are prominent Buddhist caves and this thing differs it from the Caves of Ellora. Ellora Caves encapsulate around 34 caves that enlist Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples and Viharas (Buddhist Monasteries). Ellora is a renowned paragon of Indian rock-cut architecture during the 5th and 7th Century. The Kailasa in Cave 16 is celebrated as world's largest monolithic unearthing in the world. The most mesmerizing part of the Caves is the Vishvakarma that exemplify Buddhist shrine along with stupas. These caves have multi-story building that served as living quarters, kitchens, sleeping cell to the Monks that lived here.
This virtual tour was started with prayer for a safe journey.Afterwards educator explain the location by map and also explain how they reach there by different means of transport.Then we start our tour .Educator explain the distance between these two caves and how it's made.
By this virtual tour student understand the places of heritage that located in India. India is a land of culture.So generation nog today must learn about them so can they understand the importance of heritage places and also understand Indian culture and how they protect them.
At Gajera Vidhyabhavan Sachin, world tourism Day celebrated with great enthusiasm and theme was " Mother Nature ". From 6th to 8th std students participated in this eco friendly tourism Day. All students were excited on this day. As they were happy that due to tourism Day they are getting a chance to move out with their friends after a long time of covid - 19. First we visited the Lala Nursery Garden. Where students learned about different types of plants and how they take care of all the plants . Students started exploring the different types of plants and got many information about the plants which they have never seen before and not even studied in the book also. Its really exciting for everyone to see the new things and curiosity to know . The owner of the nursery garden explained about the growth of plants, how they grow and about compost pit which is made by them only. Our learners asked many questions and gave answers also. Learners learned about groundnut which gives us oil. They liked it so much and decided to buy a plant . All the students bought plants . So they can also grow at home.. After that we went to see poultry farm. Where students learned about the hens . The owner of the poultry farm explained that hens needs to get vaccine to gain the weight and also to protect from any diseases. Which is good for everyone. Our students asked questions about hens to the owner of the farm. We provided snacks to the students and they enjoyed this Tourism Day in the garden by taking rides and swing . We all enjoyed this day thanks to Tourism Day.