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‘Bharat Parv’ at Red Fort from Jan 26-31

DELHI:  As part of the Republic Day 2017 Celebrations, the Government of India will hold a “Bharat Parv” at the Red Fort, Delhi from the 26th of January to the 31st  of January 2017. The event will have food stalls, cultural performances and various arts and crafts exhibits from across Indian States. The event will have no entry fee but identity proof will be required for entry.

The prime objective of the event will be to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country, to ensure wider participation of the general public and to popularise the idea of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat said a release from the Ministry of Tourism, the designated nodal Ministry for the event.

The evet will include display of the Republic Day Parade Tableaux, Performances by the Armed Forces Bands (static and moving), a Multi-Cuisine Food Court, Crafts Mela, Cultural Performances from different regions of the country and a Photo Exhibition by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

Cultural performances will include choreographed folk and tribal dances and music from across the country arranged through the North Zonal Cultural Centre. There  will also be performances by cultural troupes from the different States/ UTs of the country.

A Food Court with 50 stalls will be set up by the States / UTs, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) showcasing food from different regions as well as by the Institutes of Hotel Management and ITDC.

The Crafts 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 11 Theme State Pavilions where each State would showcase their achievements and initiatives, tourism products and destinations, etc.

The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting is also setting up a Photo Exhibition on the theme “Mera Desh Badal Raha Hai, Aage Badh Raha Hai”.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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