The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central Ministries, State Governments and Stakeholders is organizing a “Paryatan Parv” across the country from the 5th to 25th October 2017, informed Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism. He said that programme is being 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”. Alphons said that Paryatan Parv will have three main components: Dekho Apna Desh , Tourism for All and Tourism & Governance.
While Dekho Apna Desh aims to encourage Indians to visit India, Tourism for All will see tourism events being organized at sites across all states in the country. Tourism & Governance will focus on Skill Development, Innovation, 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
Accordign to the Minister, the Parv will be inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb on 5th October 2017. Heritage Walks are being organized at the monument from 8 AM to 4 PM along with a painting competition for students. The formal inauguration of the event will be held at 5:00 PM at the venue which will include a cultural programme with Meera Bhajans by Vidya Shah and Dastan-e-Amir Khusrau presented by Dr. Syeda Hameed, Zakia Zaheer & Rene Singh.
The Paryatan Parv will culminate in a 3 day event in New Delhi from the 23rd to 25th October 2017 which will showcase 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 Parv is being organized with the active support of as many as 19 Central ministries.