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MoT to hold ‘Bharat Parv’ across Delhi this Independence Day

DELHI

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) will organise Bharat Parv, a festival of cuisines and culture from different states, in different parts of Delhi, as part of the Independence Day celebrations this year. The festival, which will continue till August 15, was inaugurated yesterday by Mahesh Sharma, minister of state for tourism and culture (independent charge).

The festival will be organised in conjunction with the Union Ministry of Culture, Delhi Tourism, New Delhi Municipal Council, and other agencies, as per a PIB release. Narendra Kumar Sinha, Secretary – Tourism and Culture, Government of India, and other senior officials from MoT were also present at the inauguration.

The schedule of the Bharat Parv festival 
Sr.no Venue Date
1 Dilli Haat (DH), INA Aug 3-7
2 DH Janak Puri Aug 7-15
3 DH Pitam Pura Aug 8-12
4 Meghdoot Theatre SNA Aug 10-14
5 Garden of Five Senses, Saidulajab August 11-15

Speaking at the opening of the festival, Sharma said, India has a history of art and culture, which must be taken to various parts of the world. He emphasised that tourism is high on the priority list of the government and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the biggest ambassador to promote India across the globe. “The Prime Minister has a dream to create a great Indian image with the help of art and culture. The the tourism and culture ministries are making all efforts to make India the most popular tourism hub in the world,” Sharma stated.

The festival will showcase folk dances and culinary traditions from different states of India. Food stalls would be set up to give the visitors an opportunity to experience the cuisines of different parts of the India. Artistes from all over the country will perform folk dances like birha gayan, folk dance from Braj, badhai, gudum baja dance, bhawai, terahtaali dance, ghoomar, panihari, phag dance, and bhangda.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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