By Muslim Mirror News,
Aligarh, April 10: The Foodcraft Institute Aligarh has received the National Award for 2011-12 for excellence in Hospitality Education. The award is given by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The State Minister of Tourism, Independent Charge, Dr. K Chiranjeev gave away the prestigious award to the Principal of the Institute Prof. Syed Iqbal Ali in a programme held in New Delhi.
Addressing the gathering, Dr. K. Chiranjeev said that the government was making all possible efforts to develop tourism as a main economic agenda in view of its proven role in stimulating inclusive economic growth, employment generation and social integration. He said that slow growth in share of Indian tourism in the world tourism market was a matter of concern. He said that there was an urgent need of evolving strategies and realign them with the latest global trends.
The Minister said that the Ministry had instituted National Tourism Awards to promote excellence and recognize the efforts put in by various stakeholder in the development and promotion of Indian Tourism.
Prof. S. Iqbal Ali said that the Food Craft Institute of Aligarh is the only and oldest institute in Uttar Pradesh. He said that several courses prescribed by the Ministry of Tourism have been started and a large number of students are working in renowned Hotels of the country. Prof. Ali also said that the information regarding the courses run by the Institute may be collected from its website www.foodcraftaligarh.com.
Foodcraft Institute Aligarh is a pioneer institution in the hospitality education and first of its kind in western Uttar Pradesh. It produces specially groomed skilled human resources to meet the challenges in this new millennium. The beautiful complex of the institute is located inside the premises of Aligarh Muslim University.
Started in the year 1984, the Foodcraft Institute is currently offering eight different demand drive courses in the core hospitality operations. It is affiliated to National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology.