Peren, 17 October (MTNews): A comprehensive three-day Hospitality Training program for homestays is currently underway at the Peren Rural Self Employment Training Institute (RSETI) Centre in New Peren. This initiative, running from 16 to 18 October 2023, has been jointly organized by the Peren District Administration and the Peren District Skill Committee in collaboration with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and GHE Impact Ventures. The training program was funded by SIDBI.
The inaugural ceremony was graced by Vineet Kumar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Peren, who inaugurated the event. In his opening remarks, he emphasized the substantial positive impact this training will have on the knowledge and skills of existing homestay hosts. The program is designed to empower them to efficiently manage their homestays and rural destinations.
Deputy Commissioner Vineet Kumar highlighted the primary objective of the training, which is to provide formalized education to existing homestays in various crucial aspects, including guest services, hospitality, registration procedures, and gastronomy. Ultimately, this will contribute significantly to the promotion of tourism within the district. Kumar also stressed the integral role that homestays play within the community, providing essential economic and social support to the rural population.
The inaugural program featured valuable insights from Simarpreet Kaur and Dinesh Menaria of GHE Impact Ventures. They underscored the importance of homestay skills in enhancing rural tourism and fostering economic growth within local communities. Lily Lotha, the Director of RSETI, delivered the welcome speech, and Rameez Roshan MGNF, Peren, expressed gratitude through a vote of thanks. The program was presided over by Athuana, RSETI.
This training program represents a significant step towards bolstering the hospitality and tourism industry within Peren District, with a particular focus on nurturing and supporting homestay hosts, who are key contributors to the region’s rural economy and cultural exchange.