September 19 , 2014
A four-day ‘Basic Journalism and Photography Training for
Trekking Guides’ concluded on Thursday.
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) had organized the training to enhance professionalism of people involved in the tourism industry and use trekking guides, who reach different rural areas of the country, as a source of information.
TAAN President Ramesh Prasad Dhamala, 2nd Vice President Kul Bahadur Gurung and Joint Secretary Tilak Thapa Magar handed over khadas, training certificates, and identification card to the trainees. Dhan Prasad Gurung, coordinator of Training & HR Department; Vidya Hirachan, coordinator of Sustainable Tourism Department; and Namaraj Gauli, coordinator of Trade Union Department were also present on the occasion.
Speaking at the program, TAAN President Dhamala said requested the participants of the training to implement in practice what they learnt in the training. “We want to use trekking guides, who reach different parts of the country while guiding their groups, as our source of information. If you don’t work as per our expectations, it will be mere loss of resources,” he added. He also promised that TAAN would organize follow up trainings if needed.
Jayanath Bhandari, one of the participants of the training, expressed commitment to make optimum use of the training. “Earlier, we only used to guide trekkers. Now, onwards we will keep our eyes and ear open and try to collect information and share that with TAAN,” he added.
A total of 24 trekking guides affiliated with different trekking agencies had participated in the training. The participants will work as a reporter for TAAN Media Center.