Regional Director, Indiatourism Mumbai, Neela Lad informed media in this regard that 20 offices of Indiatourism across country are relentlessly working to promote domestic tourism.
Lad further informed that Mumbai office of Indiatourism is organising “Paryatan Parv- Mini Bharat Parv” at P L Deshpande Kalangan, Prabhadevi on 27th and 28th September, 2018. This Parv will have cultural programs, Classical – semi classical – folk dances, art and craft display-demonstration-sale etc, tourism information stalls, variety of cuisine and few more attractions. The entry for public is free. The event will also showcase 100 painting entries received as part of “My India-Clean India” painting contest from 11 Kendriya Vidyalayas in Mumbai and winners will be awarded.
As an added attraction, there would be art students displaying their art skills, events that would involve people in painting anything about India on a canvas, interactive workshops on Warli Paintings, Mehandi, Batik Painting etc. between 12 noon & 4pm and Cultural performances from 6pm onwards comprising various dances, such as Adivasi dance forms, Cultural folk performances – Bihu (Assam), Bail Pola (Maharashtra), Singhi Chham (Sikkim), Garba(Gujarat), Kalbelia (Rajasthan), Lavni (Maharashtra), Cheraw-Bamboo Dance (Mizoram) and Karakattam (Tamil Nadu). Indiatourism wants people to come and enjoy Mini India at one venue.
The Paryatan Parv 2018 was inaugurated by the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at Rajpath Lawns, New Delhi, on 16th September 2018 in presence of the Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, K.J. Alphons.