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Award to Food Craft Institute for good services

Lucknow: Food Craft Institute situated in AMU Campus was honoured with ‘National Award 2012’ for providing best services in the field of education and training in the hospitality industry i.e. hotel industry by Government of India’s tourism ministry.

The Award was given by Dr K. Chiranjivi, South India’s famous and popular actor and Union minister of state for tourism to Prof Syed Iqbal Ali, Principal of Food Craft Institute at a function held in Delhi on 7 April. In addition to Prof Iqbal Ali, awards consisting of gold medals, certificates and cash prizes were also given to promising students of Food Craft Institute and other hotel management institutions. Speaking on this occasion the minister, Dr Chiranjivi said that India’s progress in the field of international tourism is very slow which is a matter of great concern under the present global circumstances and for better performance and improving the tourism industry, this Award has been introduced to induce these institutions to excel in global competition.

Prof Syed Iqbal Ali said while speaking on this occasion that this Food Craft Institute is the oldest and the only one in this state (UP) and has set many records and has introduced many new training courses prescribed by tourism ministry. He said that hundreds of students after getting training from this Institute are very efficiently rendering their services in famous hotels and tourism commissions.

The FCI had been set up with joint assistance from the Govt. of Uttar Pradesh and all Govt. of India Ministry of Tourism with a view to train & develop skilled manpower for the ever growing hospitality industry.

Started in the year 1984, the institute is currently offering eight different demand drive courses in the core hospitaliry operations. The Foodcraft Institute, Aligarh has acquired many feathers in its cap during the last twenty four years of functioning and is still committed to produce trained manpower for hospitality industry for the 21st century.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 May 2013 on page no. 14

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