Over 500 children take the Flight of Fantasy on World Tourism Day

BookASmile with Round Table India provide a unique opportunity for the children to visit the Taj Mahal

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MUMBAI: On this World Tourism Day, September 27, over 500 less fortunate children from 22 cities across India came together to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. For most of them, not only was this their first trip to Taj Mahal, but was also their first time in an airplane! Aged between 10 and 17, these children were taken on a two day guided tour of the Taj Mahal and other monuments of Fatehpur Sikri.

BookASmile – the charity initiative of India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform BookMyShow, extended support to Round Table India’s ‘Flight of Fantasy’ program to give all these children a travel experience that they would cherish and remember forever.

BookASmile has partnered with NGOs in unconventional spaces of social work and always believes in supporting the less fortunate with dreams, experiences and life-skills.

Farzana Cama Balpande, Head of BookASmile said, “While visiting historical monuments may seem like a regular affair for many school going children, in reality not everyone is privy to such chances. We believe that these experiences are not just educational but are also critical for the overall personality development. We are absolutely delighted to have extended support to RTI to make this possible for children this year.”

Christopher Arvind, National President from Round Table India said, ” Education is the fundamental right of human being. Education when used effectively along with intelligence has the power to ignite the world and certainly make it a better place to live. The best way to teach is through practical learning methods and this is what we have tried to achieve through Flight of Fantasy.”

Pinky Nutan Chaudhary from Jaipur, age 15 who was a part of the tour, said, “I am happy to get the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal. It’s been a great experience and it’s beautiful. We also learnt a lot about the story behind why it was built. It was interesting. I was also excited about flying by a plane! It was amazing!”

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