Mumbai, Jan 28 (LocalWire): A group of 10 students from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar, accompanied by 2 of their faculty members, have arrived on a 5-day visit in Mumbai on Sunday.
Their counterparts from the IHM (CTAN), Mumbai will help them learn more about Maharashtra, the state’s culture, cuisine and people in this period.
At the same time, the visiting team from Odisha will also enlighten the hotel management students in Mumbai about their state in this exchange programme which is a part of ‘Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat’ programme.
Notably, Maharashtra and Odisha are paired state in this cultural-connect initiative. This initiative has been taken by Ministry of Tourism, which along with 10 other union ministries and departments are participating in the flagship ‘Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat’ programme.
The Principal of IHM Mumbai, ShriA.K.Singh, opined, “Such exchange-programmes will help promote the spirit of oneness which forms the very essence of the Indian culture and also boost tourism in the country.”
Today, the hotel management team from Odisha prepared a traditional Odisha spread for their hosts in Mumbai.
The students also organised a cultural function where various dance-forms and songs from Odisha were performed.
In the coming two days, the Odisha team will be taken for a visit to Gowardhan village so as to acquaint them with the rural life in Maharashtra, followed by a visit to the Elephanta caves and other tourist attractions in Mumbai.
The coming month, a team from the institute in Mumbai will visit Odisha under this exchange programme.
Edited by Meenal Singh