Puri: Know Your City –Puri (My City, My Future), a joint programme by Odisha Eco-Tourism Foundation and District administration, was launched in Puri on Sunday.
As a part of this programme, students from various schools carried out a bicycle tour to interact with experts and know about the past, present, and future of the holy city from experts.
The first batch of 50 students from Biswambhar Bidyapitha started at 8:30 am from Tourist office today for the half-day tour covering various topics like secular and spiritual Puri, Clean Puri, Future projects like blue flag beach, heritage corridor, tourism and pilgrimage services, etc.
They also interacted with senior officials from the government including the district magistrate.
The Collector interacted with the participating students at Panthanvas.
Among other important sites, the students visited, were the Govardhan Peetha, Bauli Matha, Bharat Sevashrama, Bidur Matha and Kabir Matha.
The students also visited the tourist office and Puri Municipality
“The purpose behind introducing ‘Know Your City’ programme is to orient and aware our next generation leaders about their city, it’s culture and heritage monuments besides various infrastructure development, cleanliness move, and beautification activities undergoing in the Pilgrim City. This initiative will help in instilling a sense of ownership and responsibility among the millenials,” said Puri Collector Balwant Singh.