TCKP plans student tours to heritage sites

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) has planned monthly study tours of students of government schools in the province under its Youth Tourism Programme.

The aim of this programme is to increase awareness of cultural heritage sites among the young generation. One such plan is being formulated for January where students of different schools will visit Takht Bhai and Shahbaz Ghari. The programme is sponsored by the TCKP along with the directorate of archaeology, according to a press release issued by the corporation on Friday.  Around 30 students of a secondary school of Nowshera visited Takh Bhai and Shahbaz Ghari in the recent tour.

TCKP managing director Syed Jamaluddin Shah was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of this programme held in the secondary school, Nowshera. He stressed to enhance the knowledge of the youth, saying that a student could learn 60 per cent more from such study tours than from books.

A lunch was also hosted for the students and teachers there by director archeology and museums Prof Shah Nazar Khan.

Mr Jamaluddin also decided to arrange teachers’ tours in the future after the teachers informed him of their problems. He also announced provincial level competitions among all the schools where students could share their experiences of such study tours.