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PTDC and PBSA join hands to promote ‘Responsible Youth Tourism’ in Pakistan

PTDC and PBSA join hands to promote ‘Responsible Youth Tourism’ in Pakistan

Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) and Pakistan Boys Scouts Association (PBSA) here Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote responsible and eco-friendly youth tourism among boy scouts through throughout Pakistan.
The purpose of this MoU is to develop a working relationship between PTDC and PBSA that assures cooperation of both the organizations for sharing of information and opportunities to allow them to contribute to each other’s initiatives and work.
Managing Director PTDC, Aftab ur Rehman Rana after signing the MoU said “Our youth is our future and there was a dire need to engage them in healthy outdoor activities to shape their future making them useful citizens. This effort will go long way in adding the capacity building of boy scouts and giving them a healthy environment besides their regular activities as Pakistan tourism development corporation takes people close to nature, opening more opportunities of working with a healthy mind.”
Sarfaraz Qamar Daha, Chief Commissioner of Pakistan Boy Scouts Association of Pakistan said “it is a matter of great pleasure for PBSA that we are establishing a working relationship with PTCD to educate our young people about the rich history, culture and diverse landscape of Pakistan. He stressed upto the need to facilitate young generation to participate more and more in outdoor adventure and educational tourism activities for their self-growth and charter building”.
The MoU focusses on working jointly on character building of scouts through various outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, nature study camps, environment care events, leadership development workshops and capacity building events, organize activities for the promotion of educational tourism among students and youth and collaborate for national and international level activities. Moreover, efforts will be made to promote a sense of responsible tourism among the young people through various awareness campaigns which will be jointly organized by PTDC and PBSA.

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