Staff Reporter :
The Namaste Orchha festival is being organised from March 6 to 8 in Orchha (Niwari district), a famous religious tourist spot, by the State Government. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board is imparting foreign language training to the tourist guides. Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board is imparting training to the foreign guides for the convenience of the tourists visiting Orchha during the festival.
The natural beauty, archaeological and historical significance of Orchha, local food and folk arts will also be promoted in the festival. Training to local women in e-rickshaw driving: Local women are being given free training in e-rickshaw driving in Orchha. Trained women will take tourists around Orchha on e-rickshaw. In the first phase of training, 20 women from Orchha and nearby villages interested in this work are being trained to run e-rickshaws. During the training, women are also being given training in driving, general repairing of e-rickshaws, how to talk to guests, knowledge of language and general computer information. Driving licenses will also be given to women under training.
Training to Hotel Restaurant Operators / Shopkeepers: At the Orchha Festival, hotel, restaurant operators and shopkeepers are being trained to welcome and treat foreign tourists. They have been told to behave well and treat the tourists with respect by following the “Atithi Devo Bhava” tradition. During the festival, special attention has been given to cleanliness in Orchha.