Paddlers MeetUp & River Periyar CleanUp
PADDLERS MEETUP – RIVER PERIYAR CLEANUP
The pandemic has left a devastating effect on the Tourism sector with major disruptions in businesses worldwide, loss of jobs and negative growth rate. On the occasion of World Tourism Day with this years’ apt theme of “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”, Periyar Adventures and Santos King, one of the veteran Adventure Tour Operators in Kerala is hosting a Paddlers Meetup – River Periyar Cleanup in DTPC Arboretum, River Periyar, Aluva on 26th September 2021, 7 am to 11 am.
The celebrations will be conducted by DTPC Ernakulam & Kerala Tourism and the flag off is proposed to be conducted by Shri Jafar Malik IAS, District Collector. The event is held in association with Tourism stakeholders.
1. Tourism for Inclusive Growth - The main objective of the event is to showcase Unity and Inclusive Growth in the Tourism Industry aligning with the theme of the World Tourism Day.
2. Awareness & Protection of River Periyar – River Periyar, also known as the Lifeline of Kerala is the main source of drinking water in Ernakulam district. The event raises the importance of protecting the River and keep the river clean as well as the awareness of avoiding Motorized transport in the river and encouraging the use of Non-motorized transport.
3. Aluva as the next Adventure Tourism & Eco Tourism destination – The event also showcases the potential of River Periyar & Aluva as the hub of Adventure Tourism to conduct Water Sports Activities and promote Eco-Tourism and Responsible Tourism activities, one of the hallmarks of Kerala Tourism.
4. Finding the next Olympian – Canoe Sprint and Kayaking are one of the traditional forms of Water Sports and have been part of the Olympic sports from a long time. Kerala with the natural gift of possessing numerous water bodies provides the right opportunity to encourage more participation in water sports. Our event will encourage more water sports enthusiasts to start Paddling and hopefully we will see a lot of positive results in the years to come