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January 12, 2021

Pausa 22, 1942


Interacting with the students and faculty members of Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition (IHM), Porvorim, Vice President of India Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu during his visit to the institute today, urged the students to nurture our local food & culture for posterity and good health. Calling instant food a medium of constant disease, Shri. Naidu opined that consuming seasonal food prescribed by our forefathers is mandatory to keep us physically fit and mentally strong.

Minister for Protocol Shri. Mauvin Godinho, Director General of Ministry of Tourism(MoT), Government of India Smt. Minaxi Sharma, Economic Advisor, MoT, Shri. Gyan Bhushan, Secretary Tourism & Chairman of IHM Shri. J. Ashok Kumar, IAS, Principal Smt. Donna D’Souza were present on the occasion. Shri. Naidu also launched ‘Aaroh’, an annual magazine of the Institute on this occasion.

“To be successful in life, a person must work hard, be disciplined, aim high, and must take his/her profession as a mission with a passion,” the Vice President quipped while answering a question by a student. Being receptive, smiling and pleasing are hospitability career must haves, added Shri. Naidu.

          One must never forget ones mother, place of birth, mother tongue, country and guru. “However far you go in life, you must learn, earn and return to your basis. Youth are the future of our country, let us look back at the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, take up his ideas and work on it. Travel and tourism is one of the modest sources of earning revenue and institutes like IHM has a huge role to play. India has a robust tourism sector, hence focus on domestic 02tourism,” pointed Naidu

          Earlier, Shri. J.Ashok Kumar, IAS gave the welcome address. Shri. Naidu took a tour of the institute and interacted with students who had prepared local delicacies as well as delicacies from Jharkhand State as a part of ‘Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat Initiative’. Smt. Siddhi Upaddye compered while Smt. D’souza proposed the vote of thanks.