The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Rashmi Verma at the inauguration of the “Bharat Parv”, as part of the Republic Day 2018 celebrations, at Red Fort, in Delhi on January 26, 2018.
The Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Rashmi Verma at the inauguration of the “Bharat Parv”, as part of the Republic Day 2018 celebrations, at Red Fort, in Delhi on January 26, 2018.

Bharat Parv-2018 gets promoted up in order from Independence day to Republic day

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.

Dignitaries at inauguration of the “Bharat Parv”, as part of the Republic Day 2018 celebrations, at Red Fort, in Delhi on January 26, 2018.

Dignitaries at inauguration of the “Bharat Parv”, as part of the Republic Day 2018 celebrations, at Red Fort, in Delhi on January 26, 2018.

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.

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