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Hyderabad to celebrate Tourism Day

Hyderabad to celebrate Tourism Day
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World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on September 27, is a global observance to highlight the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism.WTD 2014 is being held under the theme of tourism and community development, focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to bring changes in their local communities.

As part of WTD celebrations, a Kayakathon at Hussain Sagar and a heritage awareness programme would be organised today

World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on September 27, is a global observance to highlight the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism.WTD 2014 is being held under the theme of tourism and community development, focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to bring changes in their local communities.

Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity. On this occasion, Hyderabad is also gearing up and various events are being organised.

To commemorate the World Tourism Day, India’s first Kayakathon would be held on the waters of Hussain Sagar on on Saturday. The Telangana Tourism Corporation will play host along with the Yacht Club of Hyderabad (YCH) to the Kayakathon with almost 46 boats participating across four events that will also include sailing. Kayaks and canoes will paddle across the entire periphery of the Hussain Sagar, go around the Buddha, back to the Yacht Club and then another round of the Buddha statue testing the long distance endurance of the participating athletes. The event will attract more than a hundred kayakers and sailors and the idea is to light up the lake with sporting activity and slowly grow both the sporting and tourism infrastructure and encourage the citizens and government to reduce the pollution of the Hussain Sagar.

Department of archeology and museums in association with Intach Hyderabad is celebrating the event at the State Museum, Public Gardens, where a heritage awareness programme for students would be launched.

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