The School Education Department of Punjab, Pakistan has decided to incorporate tourism articles and picture stories in the curricula of class one to eight in all schools across the province.
Minister for Education and Tourism Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan stated this while presiding over a meeting to synchronise both the departments for motivating the new generation to inculcate an interest in the young mindset for our history.
The minister informed the meeting that a new Archaeology Department would be started at Sahiwal Campus of COMSATS, which will help preserve the Harapa remains along with promoting the research on this five thousand years old heritage.
“We are committed to explore the hidden treasures of archives so that the tourists from all over the world could be attracted towards Pakistan”, he added.
The meeting was told that TDCP-Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Lahore has launched new travel agency courses and this institute has been affiliated with the City and Guild, UK which will result in recognition of all the professional courses being taught in TDCP Institute, Lahore.
The minister also directed to start a training course for guides and asked all the vice chancellors of public sector universities in Punjab to make it mandatory for the post-graduate students of Archaeology to submit Thesis about their ancestral towns to promote a deeper sense of our past glory.
The meeting was attended by Member of National Assembly Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Secretary School Education Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Director (E-Government) Punjab Information Technology Board Sajid Latif, Additional Secretary Education Department Punjab Shahid Zaman, Managing Director Tourism Development Corporation Punjab Habib ur Rehman Gillani, General Manager Tanveer Jabbar and Tourism Officer Ashfaq Ahmed Dogar besides Director General Archaeology Dr Ismat Tahira and Direct