Department : HSMS
Activity Name : Guest Lecture
Topic : “ Slow Tourism in Uttarakhand Studying a Citizen Initiative”
Resource Person : Dr Sargam Mehra, Co-Founder, Been There Doon That
Date : 15-February 2024 ,Thursday .
Time Duration : 02:30 am to 03:30 am (1:00hrs)
Venue : LT-2 (HSMS 2nd Floor)
Convener : Dr. Gargi Pant Shukla
No. of Beneficiaries : Thirty four (34) participants from HSMS

On February 15, 2024, the Department of Management Studies hosted a captivating guest lecture titled "Slow Tourism in Uttarakhand: Studying A Citizen’s Initiative," presented by Dr. Sargam Mehra. The lecture aimed to shed light on the emerging concept of slow tourism and its application in the picturesque state of Uttarakhand.

Dr. Mehra commenced the session by providing an overview of the slow tourism movement, emphasizing its focus on sustainable travel, cultural immersion, and meaningful experiences. She then delved into the specific case of Uttarakhand, highlighting the efforts of local citizens in promoting sustainable tourism practices. Through insightful anecdotes and case studies, Dr. Mehra illustrated how grassroots initiatives in Uttarakhand are fostering community engagement, preserving local heritage, and minimizing the environmental impact of tourism. She emphasized the importance of collaboration between stakeholders, including government bodies, local communities, and tourists, in achieving the goals of slow tourism.

The lecture concluded with a thought-provoking Q&A session, during which students engaged in discussions about the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing slow tourism principles in Uttarakhand. Overall, Dr. Sargam Mehra's presentation provided valuable insights into the potential of slow tourism to transform Uttarakhand's tourism landscape towards sustainability and authenticity.