Paryatan Parv 2019 Delhi leg ends in New Delhi. During the 5-day festival which witnessed a colourful array of dance, music and cultural performances from different parts of the country, the whole Rajpath lawns around Janpath and Rafi Marg came to life. This was the 3rd edition of ParyatanParv. ParyatanParv’s idea is to spread the message of’ Dekho Apna Desh’ with the goal of encouraging Indians to explore the country’s numerous tourist destinations as well as spreading the message of’ Tourism for All.’ This year, the Paryatan Parv commemorates Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday.
The national ParyatanParv 2019 will proceed as part of the ParyatanParv in Delhi until October 13, 2019.31 Central government ministry stalls, as well as states and UTs, have been set up. There were also 59 food stalls depicting kitchens from all over the nation. One of the main highlights was an interactive exhibition organized by the Information Ministry’s Outreach Communication Bureau on Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday.
A live food kitchen displayed some of the states ‘ main traditional recipes. Around 18 ‘ Satvik Food ‘ stalls are set up in the context of the Navratri festival to meet the tastes of all types of tourists.
According to rough estimates, the Paryatan Parv was visited by more than 2.5 lakh people, it saw huge crowds over all 5 days, especially on weekends. A National Tourism Advisory Council (NTAC) session was also held during most of the Paryatan Parv on 4 October 2019 under the chairmanship of Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.
Minister of Environment, Forestry & Climate Change and Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State (I / C) for Tourism and Culture, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel, inaugurated ParyatanParv on 2 October 2019.
The Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel has said that the ParyatanParv is a multicultural platform to bring out the magnificent diversity of the country and to make people feel motivated to explore various parts of their country. He has urged the people to visit relatively less explored places of tourist interest which will help to support the local economy and provide employment to the youth.
Some of the other key highlights of the ParyatanParv 2019 are as follows –
- Food Court with stalls of States, North East Council, IHMs, National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI)
- Crafts Bazaar with Handicrafts, Handlooms and Master Craftspersons, set up by States & UTs, North East Council, TRIFED, Ministry of Textiles (DC – Handicrafts & DC – Handlooms).
- Theme Pavilions of States and UTs to showcase their tourism destinations and products
- Performances by Armed Forces Bands
- Cultural Performances from States/ UTs
- Choreographed Cultural Presentation by North Zone Cultural Centre
- Live Cooking Demonstrations at Kitchen Studio
- Yoga Demonstrations and Performances by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH
- Digital Exhibition and Cultural Programme by the Ministry of Information
& Broadcasting on ‘150 Years of Celebrating the Mahatma’vKhadi Village Industries Commission stall with Khadi Products
- Promotion of Philately by the Department of Posts with :
- My Stamp Counter
- Sale of Philately Stamps
- Sale of Ancillaries
- Theme Pavilion highlighting ‘Swachhta’ and 150 Years of Mahatma
Gandhi by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
- Showcasing of tourism-focused development being undertaken at rural clusters by the Shyama Prasad MukherjiRurban Mission (SPMRM), Ministry of Rural Development
- Demonstration and Promotion of Road Safety Measures by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
- Promoting Consumer Awareness by Department of Consumer Affairs
- Other attractions: Mehendi, Magician, Puppet Shows, Karaoke, Selfie Points, Bioscope, etc.
PARTICIPATING STATES / UTs
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh.