TAWANG, Jun 21: The three-day Management Development Programme on Professional Development for District Tourism Officers of Tawang concluded yesterday. The programme, which began on June 18, included a comprehensive training-cum-field visit to key tourist sites such as Bumla, Shungetsar Lake, and Lungrola Point.

During the field visit, the officers interacted with Indian Army personnel to gain firsthand experience of Border Tourism or Seema Darshan, which has been witnessing an increasing trend in the state. The officers also inspected Lungrola Point to study the unique selling points of the newly opened tourist site in Tawang.

The training sessions were conducted at the IIM Shillong Satellite Centre in Tawang, aimed at enhancing the professional skills of the Tourism Department officers. The valedictory function was held at the Timilo Boutique Hotel.

Dr Sanjeev Ningombam, Centre Head of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre for Policy Research and Analysis at IIM Shillong, expressed hope that other departments would initiate similar capacity-building programmes for their state and district-level officers. He reaffirmed IIM Shillong’s commitment to providing capacity-building training to various departments of the state.

The programme was part of ongoing efforts to develop the tourism sector in the state and equip officers with the necessary skills to manage and promote tourism effectively.