New Delhi. ‘Bharat Parv’ being organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India  at  the Red Fort, Delhi  from  26th to 31st  January, 2018 is focusing on “Dekho Apna Desh”. People in large number are coming in the Parv to celebrate the diverse and fascinating culture, cuisine and handicrafts. The entry to the Parv is free and it open for public from 12.00 Noon to 10.00 pm. However, Identity proof  is  to  be  carried  for  entry  to  the event.

 Today, the Army, Air Force and Navy presented Static Band and Army also displayed Dynamic Band. The artists from Chhatisgarh presented ‘Lokmanya’ programme; the artists from Jammu and Kashmir presented ‘Dogri/Bhand Pather’ programme; and the artists from Uttarakhand presented ‘Chapeli’. Beside these, the artists from Telangana presented ‘Perini Natyam & Oggu Dollu’ and the artists from Andhra Pradesh presented ‘Kuchipudi’ dance. The Tableau artists who participated in the Republic Day parade-2018 also performed. At last, the artists of North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) presented a Choreographed performance on Pan India Basis.

 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,  Crafts Mela,  Cultural  Performances from  different  regions of the country  and  a Photo Exhibition  on the theme “Naya Bharat Hum Karke Rahenge” by the Directorate  of  Advertising and  Visual  Publicity (DAVP).  A live  ‘Cookery  Demonstration  Area’  has been  set up  in the food  court  to  promote  cuisines  of  different  States of  India.  The  Food  Court  has  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 Crafts  Mela  with  50  stalls  showcases  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 are Theme State Pavilions  where  each  State  is showcasing  its  strength  along with  its tourism  products.