‘PARYATAN PARV’ of Tourism Ministry

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‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Ministry of Tourism was held across the across the country. The Parv was inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi.

The Paryatan Parv culminated a 3 day event in New Delhi from the 23rd to 25th October 2017 which showcased the cultural diversity of the country, with cultural performances, crafts bazaar, food court showcasing folk and classical dance & music, handicrafts & handlooms and cuisine from all regions and States of the country.

The Ministry of Tourism, in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State Governments and Stakeholders organized this “Paryatan Parv” across the country.

The programme was organized with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of “Tourism for All”.

Paryatan Parv had three main components:-

Dekho Apna Desh:-  To encourage Indians to visit their own country. This includes Video, Photograph and Blog Competitions of sites visited during the Event, Stories of India through Travelers’ Eyes, on Social Media, Tourism related Quiz, Essay, Debate and Painting Competitions for Students, Television Campaigns to promote travel to J&K and N.E. States.

Tourism for All: – Tourism Events at sites across all States in the country. The activities at these sites include  illumination in and around the Sites, Cultural Programmes of Dance, Music, Theatre, Story Telling, Sensitisation Programmes for Stakeholders around the Sites, Tourism Exhibitions, Showcasing Culture, Cuisine and Handicrafts / Handlooms, Guided Heritage Walks, etc. These will be “People’s Events” with large scale public participation.

Tourism & Governance:- Interactive Sessions & Workshops with Stakeholders on varied themes :-

-Skill Development in Tourism Sector

-Innovation in Tourism

-For inducting Ex-servicemen as service providers for Taxi Operation

-Developing Rural Tourism in locations near established Destinations

-Community Sensitisation Workshops on Homestay and B&B Opportunities

The “Adopt a Heritage” project launched by the Ministry of Tourism will be implemented at key sites during this period. Wayside Amenities for tourists will also be launched at important sites in identified circuits.

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