NASHIK: The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has planned to provide training to local youths as tourist guides for 14 famous tourist destinations in the state including Nashik. The move will not only help MTDC to have a certified tourist guide but also will employ local youth.
An appeal has been made by the Deputy District Collector and Deputy Director, Directorate of Tourism, Nashik, Madhumati Sardesai-Rathod, through an official release.
According to the press release, the guide training is a five-day program under which expert guides from the Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management Gwalior as well as Maharashtra Tourism Directorate will guide the trainees. Upon completion of the training, the trainees will be given a certificate by the Maharashtra Tourism Directorate and an identity card for further work as tour guides.
Places, including Nashik, Ahmednagar, Bhandardara (Ahmednagar), Shrivardhan, Alibaug, Murud and Phaltan (Satara), Murbad, Junnar (Pune), Sindhudurg, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Suburbs Mumbai), Aurangabad, Ratnagiri, and Lonar (Buldhana) have been included to conduct training to become a certified tourist guide.
The age limit for the training is from 18 years to 40 years. Those who are below 40 years of age should have passed at least 12th class, while those who are above 40 years of age should have passed at least 10th class.
Applicants are required to submit their application before 31st December at http://www,maharashtratourism.gov.in/web/mh-tourism/certified-guide-training of Maharashtra Tourism Department. Detailed information about this is available on the website www.maharashtratourism.gov.in. This has been informed by Sardesai-Rathod.