From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, October 18: A day-long intertiol workshop on ‘Indo-Bhutan relations with special emphasis on new horizons of tourism’ was organized by the Department of Anthropology, here, at DHSK College on Monday. The workshop was attended by MP of Bhutan and member of tiol Tourism Committee of Bhutan, Tharchen, as chief speaker. The president of the college governing body, Dr Chandrakanta Gogoi iugurated the workshop.
The MP of Bhutan and member, tiol Tourism Committee of Bhutan, Tharchen, while speaking as a chief speaker, asserted that India and Bhutan in true spirit, had been maintaining very good relationship till today. “Sixty per cent of electricity generated in Bhutan is sold to India and 90 per cent of tourists visiting Bhutan are from India,” Tharchen stated. Emphasizing on strengthening of Indo-Bhutan relationship for further development of Bhutan, Tharchen said, “India has made treaty with our country and promised to help fincially with regard to developmental projects.”
The advisor of tourism of Sikkim Government, Supritim Raj Basu, in his deliberation highlighted the relation between India and Bhutan through power-point presentation. He also stressed the need for promoting tourism so that more revenue would accrue in the country’s exchequer and help in boosting all-round development. A lively interactive session, with the participation of faculty members of nearby colleges including Deputy Registrar (Academic), Dibrugarh University, Dr Binod Bora was also held on the occasion.
Earlier, Dr Bhaskar Das welcomed the chief speaker, guests and other dignitaries. The workshop concluded with the vote of thanks offered by Dr Sunda Sahu.