Volunteers of Tamil meet briefed on handling guests

COIMBATORE: As part of the series of training programmes being held for the student and teacher volunteers of the World Classical Tamil Conference, the volunteers of the Reception, Foreign Delegate Contact and Care committees got briefed on their roles on Monday in two different sessions.

G. Balamurugan, Deputy Collector, and Kumaravel Pandian, Senior Regional Manager, TASMAC, briefed the 70-strong student and teacher Reception Committee on receiving and handling guests at the railway station, bus stand, and airport.

While there will be a small number at the railway station and bus stands, a group of six members will be positioned at the airport in three shifts round the clock.

According to co-ordinator R. Venkatapathy, the members of the Foreign Delegate Contact and Care Committee will only be 68 teachers.


“They will be assigned on a one-to-one-basis to each foreign delegate. All of them will be staying in the same hotel and will be escorted to the venue and back by the volunteers. If they so desire to visit any places of historical / religious importance, the volunteer will guide them,” he said.

The afternoon session involved briefing volunteers who would be positioned at the World Classical Tamil Conference Co-ordination Centre. As many as 38 volunteers would be assigned duties here to guide the delegates attending / presenting papers at the 22 centres at the CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex.

Another 18 were shortlisted to work at the Information Centre at the complex.

Lakshmi Narasimhan, Special Tahsildar, and Rupa Gunaseelan, Associate Professor, Bharathiar School of Management and Entrepreneur Development, briefed the student volunteers on guiding delegates from one session to the other during the conference.


Hop-on hop-off bus services in Coimbatore for Tamil meet

Hop-on hop-off bus services in Coimbatore for Tamil meet

Hop-on hop-off bus services in Coimbatore for Tamil meet

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC) will introduce hop-on hop-off bus services in Coimbatore city for a week to cash in on the World Classical Tamil Conference (June 23-27),. “This is the first time that several services are being introduced in Coimbatore. The hop-on hop-off tour with three buses will be introduced two days prior to the actual event. It will be extended if there is a good response. During this period, we are also thinking of operating services to Mysore and Bangalore from Coimbatore,” a TTDC official told The Hindu.

As per the itinerary, the hop-on hop-off bus will cover CODISSIA, Saradhamba temple, Koniamman temple, botanical garden, Maruthamalai temple, Perur temple and railway station. The fare per person is Rs.250.

TTDC has also announced five one-day special package tours, starting and ending at Coimbatore, covering Udhagamandalam, Topslip, Karamadai and Maruthamalai. The tariff includes transport, entry fee, toll charges, parking fee, food and accommodation. Two-day tours will cover Mettupalayam, Kallar farm, Pykara, Mudumalai, Udhagamandalam and Coonoor.

TTDC has also prepared a brochure listing places of interest, temples, hotels, tourist facilities and connectivity.

Source : The Hindu

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