Having aided the patriotic fervour on past two consecutive independence day celebrations and aim to promote rich Cultural Diversity of India among the General Public, Bharat Parv is back in 2018to be commemorated along with the 69th Republic Day celebrations. This year as part of the Republic Day 2018 celebrations, the ‘Bharat Parv’ event is being organised by the Government of India at the Red Fort, Delhi from 26th to 31st January, 2018.
Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism will inaugurate the event at 5.00 pm on 26th January, 2018 (Republic Day) and it would be open for public till 10.00 pm. From 27th to 31st January, 2018, the event will be open from 12 Noon to 10.00 pm. The event is open for public and entry is free. However, identity proof is to be carried for entry to the event.
The Ministry of Tourism has been designated as the nodal Ministry for the event, the highlights of which include Display of Republic Day Parade Tableaux, Performances by the Armed Forces Bands (Static as well as dynamic), a Multi-Cuisine Food Court, Craft Mela, Cultural Performances from different regions of the country and Photo Exhibition by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP).
The Cultural Performances include choreographed Fork/ Tribal Dances and Music arranged through the North Zonal Cultural Centre as well as performances by cultural troupes from the different States / UTs of the country. The Food Court will have stalls set up by the States/ UTs, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) showcasing street food from different regions as well as by the Institutes of Hotel Managements and ITDC.
The Craft Mela with 50 stalls will showcase the diverse handicrafts of the country, arranged by the State Governments and Ministry of Textiles through the office of the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts. There will be Theme State Pavilions where each State would showcase their strengths along with tourism products. DAVP is also setting up an exhibition on the theme “Naya Bharat Hum Karke Rahenge”. A live ‘Cookery Demonstration Area’ is being set up in the food court to promote cuisines of different States of India.
News Update| 31 January 2018| Letters of Intent Under ‘Adopt a Heritage’ Project to 17 Agencies for 62 Monuments at ‘Bharat Parv’ 2018
‘Bharat Parv’ concluded at the Red Fort (Lal Quila), Delhi on 31 January 2018 in the presence of K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture.
During the closing ceremony, under “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan” project, Letters of Intent for 40 monuments to 9 agencies of Phase-II and Letters of Intent for 22 monuments to 8 agencies of Phase-III were handed over by the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Tourism.Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UTs Governments and Local bodies launched “Adopt a Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan” project to preserve the rich cultural and natural heritage and to promote tourism across the length and breadth of our country.
In addition, the MOUs were signed with Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) and State of Jammu & Kashmir for 2 natural sites: (1) Mt Stok Kangri trek route, Laddakh, J&K; and (2) Gangotri Temple Area & Trail to Gaumukh, Uttarakhand.