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'Bhartat Parva' on 70th Independence Day
Aug 16, 2016

Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar inaugurated the week long ‘Bharat Parva’ organized by the Government of India at the Rajpath Lawns, India Gate, New Delhi on August 12 as part of the Independence Day 2016 Celebrations.

Key Highlights

  • The Bharat Parva is a seven day cultural extravaganza at the Rajpath Lawns showcasing the diverse culture, cuisine and handicrafts of the nation.
  • Static Bands of Army, Navy and Air Force performed on the Rajpath.
  • The artists of North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) displayed cultural performances on Pan India basis.
  • This event has been organized from 12th to 18th August 2016 and the prime objective of organizing the event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country and to ensure wider participation of the general public. The Event is open to the public and entry is free.
  • The Ministry of Tourism is designated as the nodal Ministry for the event, the highlights of which include Performances by the Armed Forces Bands (static and moving), a Multi-Cuisine Food Court, Crafts Mela, Cultural Performances from different regions of the country including Delhi based cultural organizations and associations of various states and a Photo Exhibition by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
  • The Cultural Performances include choreographed Folk/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 has 50 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 Management 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 17 Theme State Pavilions where each State would showcase their achievements and initiatives, tourism products and destinations, etc.
  • The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has set up “Azadi 70 Saal-Yaad Karo Kurbani”—a Photo Exhibition on the occasion of 70th Independence Day celebrations.

The participating States and Union Territories in the Event are Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Daman & Diu and Dadra – Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.


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