As part of Independence Day celebrations, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) as Nodal Ministry will organize Bharat Parv from August 12 to 18, 2016 in the north/south lawn of Rajpath between Man Singh Road and Janpath Nw Delhi. The Parv will be open to all with the objective to create festive and patriotic mood across nation and greater participation of the general public. Other Central Ministries associated with Bharat Parv are Ministry of Textiles, Culture and Defence. Beside all State Governments/ Union Territories with their Regional Organisations and associations based at Delhi will also actively participate in this event.
The Union Tourism Secretary Chaired a meeting on 20.07.2016 to review the arrangements organising this event. This meeting was also attended by representatives from various Central Government Ministries, Representative from State Governments/UTs, Authorities from Police, Health and CPWD.
The inauguration will be held on August 12, 2016 at 5.00 P.M. The Parv will be open on other days at 2.00 P.M. and will continue till 9.00 P.M.
The Bharat Parv will display the cultural, cuisine and handicraft of various States, Regional Associations/Sangathans/Cultural & Social Organizations etc. There will be 50 stalls dedicated to cuisine of various regions of the country and 50 more stalls will display the colourful handicrafts/Handloom items. In addition, there will be 12 to 15 separate pavilion earmarked for States to display their tourism products/culture & heritage/achievements/ development progress etc. The states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Odisha, Haryana and Kerala will bring local association and sangthans to showcase diverse yet united flavours of the country. Event would also have performance by Armed Forces Bands and Illumination of India gate.