HRANI and its parent body FHRAI along with other two regional associations HRAWI and SIHRA made a contribution of Rs. 52 lacs towards Uttarakhand Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
In the Presence of the Uttarakhand Tourism Minster, Madam Amrita Rawat and Dr. Umakant Panwar, Secretary, Tourism, a delegation led by Garish Oberoi, President HRANI and Vice President, FHRAI along with Praveen Sharma, Jt. Hony Secretary, HRANI, M D Kapoor, SG FHRAI and Sandeep Sahney, Manu Kochar, Shailesh Karanwal met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Vijay Bahuguna to present the cheque to aid the relief work in the disaster-struck state.
Commenting on the situation in the state, Garish Oberoi said: “Our hearts go out to the bereaved families and those who have been displaced from their homes due to the tragic natural calamity in the state of Uttarakhand. We remember them in our thoughts and prayers. The nation now faces the task of rebuilding and reconstruction in Uttarakhand, while continuing to provide relief and care to those who are still suffering under the impact of this tragedy. We at the association are committed to playing a role in nation building by providing assistance to those most in need of a helping hand, through our own initiatives as Well as in partnership with the Central and State Governments.”
Uttarakhand is one of the nine states under the command area of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India and therefore, it was reiterated by S M Shervani, Chairman, Hill State Committee, HRANI and Treasurer FHRAI that the associations must come forward to contribute for this noble cause.
Mr. Shervani added: “Tourism is the backbone of Uttarakhand and we are hopeful that the Government will give us relief packages to reinstate the tourism so that Uttarakhand is back to its glory in future. He said that though some parts of Uttarakhand were affected but the media hype even took away the business from Mussorie, Nainital Corbett etc and that too in the main season. He reiterated that the above areas were safe and tourists could visit them. He appreciated the efforts being made by the Uttarakhand tourism in publicising the fact.
Speaking on the occasion, Garish Oberoi, President, HRANI and Vice President, FHRAI highlighted that the scope is endless in the field of hospitality. “Schemes such as HSRT definitely give students an opportunity to learn basic skills required for the elegant hospitality industry” outlined Garish Oberoi. Oberoi congratulated the candidates for successfully completing the course and thanked all the hotel members for their active participation in the scheme.
Garish also appreciated the hard work and efforts of Ravi Prakash, Principal, DIHM and his team for their contribution in taking the scheme to newer heights. Highlighting the key feature of scheme Ravi elaborated, “The selection of candidates is done by a duly constituted committee and are trained for 6-8 weeks. Upon attaining 90 per cent attendance and after taking exam the candidates are paid honorarium besides a set of uniform, tool kit, study material, certificate and duty meals. An amount of `2000 is also reimbursed to outstation candidates.”
Ravi Prakash thanked Garish Oberoi and Renu Thapliyal ASG, HRANI for all support and cooperation extended to DIHM. The participating hotels included renowned brands such as Vivanta By Taj, Jaypee Group, Ramada Hotel, Gurgaon, Hotel Leela Palace, Lemon Tree Hotels, Red Fox Hotel, Hotel Blue Stone, Crowne Plaza, Gurgaon, The Imperial, Sarovar Portico, Surajkund and Vaishali, Hotel Alka, Park Plaza, Faridabad and Vivanta by Taj, Surajkund.
A delegation led by Mr. Garish Oberoi, President HRANI met Ms. Amrita Rawat to discuss the revival of tourism in the state.
A delegation led by Mr. Garish Oberoi, President HRANI alongwith Mr. Rajindera Kumar, Mr. Bharat Agarwal and Mr. Pawan Agarwal met Sh. B.S. Hooda, hon’ble Chief Minister, Haryana and extended invitation for 2nd HRANI Convention.
Mr. Hooda has been very kind to accept our invitation and will be inaugurating the convention.