Tourism Expo inaugurated at Goa Science Centre

“As a hobby and as a necessity of the modern era, it is important to inculcate the habit of reading to keep yourself updated with day-to-day information,” said chief guest, Uday Anand Shastry, Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Goa Circle. He was speaking at the inaugural function of the ‘Tourism Expo’ organised by Goa Science Centre and Planetarium, Miramar in collaboration with the Department of Tourism on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on Thursday.

He also mentioned that he has seen three bookstores in Goa being shut down due to lack of business. “Try to read old books because there is so much information that you won’t find on Wikipedia. The information read thirty to forty years back is still useful to me now,” says Shastry. He also said that an interviewer is not interested in degree but he/she sees what you can give for the organisation and for that keeping yourself updated is very important.

On the occasion, a lecture on ‘Career in Tourism’ for higher secondary schools students was delivered by guest of honour, Preeti Gawande, who has been teaching for the past five years and started her career with the tourism industry itself. She began her talk by asking students the definition of career and explained that career is achieving something that you have a love for. Preeti also spoke about what the tourism industry is – its various aspects, career areas and the tourism department.

The Expo has on display stalls of various institutions/museums depicting their avenues and displaying publicity material. A poster designing and painting competition for high schools students will also be held on September 28 at 10 a.m.

(The exhibition will be open to the public till September 29 at between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Goa Science Centre and Planetarium, Miramar)


Pic Credit- Hemant Parab