MESSAGE FROM PROGRAM LEADER – SAMARKAND
Recent addition to the existing campuses of IIHM is located at Samarkand, one of the oldest cities of Central Asia that upholds rich cultural, educational and architectural heritage. IIHM in Uzbekistan is the result of the collaboration between IIHM and Samarkand Institute of Economics and Services. The new centre was officially announced at a meeting this month at Samarkand between Dr Suborno Bose, the Chief mentor of IIHM and other officials of Uzbekistan. Dr Bose and his team were greeted at Samarkand with traditional Uzbek hospitality that also included a dinner with officials with a spread of authentic Uzbek cuisine. The new IIHM centre at Samarkand comes as a blessing for the students of Uzbekistan and the neighbouring countries, who aspire to become future hospitality professionals.
The idea of starting a hospitality institute in Uzbekistan in collaboration with IIHM came from His Excellency Farhod Arziev, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India, and soon Mr Uzokboy Shoimkulovich, the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan visited the IIHM centre in Delhi, along with Mr Ulugbek Kasimhodjaev, the Acting First Deputy Chairman of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development. Mr Uzokboy was impressed by the methods of teaching, quality of education and infrastructure of IIHM and he also expressed his interest for starting a similar institute in Uzbekistan.