photo: Michil YAKOVLEV / NEFU Newsroom
- 20 November 2020
NEFU determined the best tourist route and ecological tour of Yakutia
The results of the Republican competition "The Best Tourist Route and Ecological Tour of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)" have been summed up. Eight students of North-Eastern Federal University are among the winners and prize-winners of the competition.
Director of NEFU Institute of Sports and Physical Education Nikolay Gogolev noted that modern tourism is an important area of human life, which affects the recovery and development of his physical and intellectual strength. “Tourism contributes to the formation of national identity, serves as an important link in the patriotic education of the future generation. At the same time, in modern conditions, tourism is becoming the engine of the socio-economic development of the state. Tourist routes using the means and methods of sports tourism and ecological tourism activities play a huge role in the tourism industry of our region,” Nikolay Gogolev noted.
“We are glad that a lot of schoolchildren and students know about ecology and ecological tourism. Today, this topic is relevant not only in Yakutia, but worldwide. If you value nature, it means that we have a very patriotic generation that will be loyal to the republic. Our young participants will be able to become strong personnel for organizations conducting environmental activities in the future. We hope that you will continue to actively participate in our other competitions,” said Arianda Efimova, Deputy Director for Education, Tourism Development and General Affairs of the Lena Pillars National Park.
The winner of the nomination "The Best Sports Route" - Maria Kampeeva, a second year student of the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Peoples of the Russian North-East, shared that she was working on her idea before the competition. “My route includes rafting down the Amga, and then a walking tour of Mount Kharama and Amga Pillars. I am from Amga, so it was interesting for me to make a route. It is suitable for everyone who is fond of sports tourism, sports, loves extreme sports. At the same time, for family people, because the Amga River is calm,” she said.
The organizers of the competition were the Department of Sports and Health Tourism and Mass Sports of NEFU Institute of Sports and Physical Education, FSBI "Lena Pillars National Park". The competition is aimed at popularizing natural sites, historical and cultural heritage, as well as developing the tourist potential of municipal districts of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) among schoolchildren and students.