To rev up tourism prospects of the region and instil interest among the youth in tourism-related activities, the District Tourism Promotion Council is organising a tourism camp for students on February 23 and 24.
The camp includes field trips and seminars by experts. The inaugural ceremony on Saturday and classes will be held at the district bank auditorium here.
The camp is organised for tourism club members of higher secondary schools and college students.
The programme will give them an opportunity to know better about the heritage structures and history of the region, K. Bhaskaran, deputy director, Tourism Department, and secretary, DTPC, said.
Classes on folklore will be held so that they gain information about the folklore tradition of the region, he said.
The programme is conducted every year by the DTPC and once the district-level programmes conclude, a State-level camp for students selected from the various student groups will be held.
Aided school students in the district are eligible to participate in the programme.
Participants will visit tourist destinations such as the Arakkal palace in Kannur and the Thalassery fort, apart from the Thodeekkalam temple and the Odathil mosque and one of the beaches in the district.
A project report will be prepared by the participants at the end of the programme.
For more information, contact 9656512930.
The camp will familiarise the students with the heritage and history of Kannur.