The year 2017 is declared as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by United Nations World Travel Organization. Born2C Explorers is part of this initiative and organizing a series of events to celebrate this program of UNWTO.
Born2C Explorers is committed to promote Indian Artisans and Craftsmen by spreading awareness of century old almost forgotten Indian craftsmanship and assets. They bring travellers close to the rural artisans so that their skills and their work is recognized and appreciated by wider global audiences. Thereby bringing social and economic upliftment and sustainability to Indian societies.
Looking at the enthusiasm and response from the participants, it can be surely announced that the event has been successfully championed the cause. The program was privileged to have Dr AnjunaDhir, Director of EcoTourism Society of India, as the Guest of Honour at the program. Dr Dhir discussed and elaborated about EcoTourism and Responsible Tourism, the significance and gravity of these initiatives.
More than 60 participants gathered in the program to take part of the workshops, understand the crafts forms and know about the rich background and tradition of these. The Madhubani painting workshop was mentored by renowned artist Shanti Devi. And the pottery workshop was guided by a group of potters from western Uttar Pradesh rural areas. The program was fully sponsored by Born2C Explorers and the participation was entirely free of cost.