Bhubaneswar , 18/8 ( Odisha Samachar/Dipti Ranjan Kanungo ) – A five-day Training Programme on “Developing Managerial Competency” for the Officials of Department of Tourism was inaugurated in XIMB today i.e. on 18.08.2014 by the Hon’ble Minister, Tourism & Culture Ashok Chandra Panda. Inaugurating the training programme Hon’ble Minister emphasized on capacity building and competency of tourism officials. He further stressed on regular training programmes for upgradation of the skills of the employees and officers of the Department. Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Tourism & Culture Department and Director Tourism also highlighted the importance and need of such training programme for creating a healthy, conducive and workable environment and requested the officials to take the opportunity of this training conducted by XIMB. The Director XIMB, Addl. Secretary, Tourism, Prof. Andrew Dutta and Prof. F. M. Sahoo were also present in the inaugural session.