Ministry of Tourism organises ‘Paryatan Parv’

A call for the Indian Diaspora

Diaspora

October 11, 2017

/ By / New Delhi



Heritage walks, cultural dance and music programmes, and tourism exhibitions, are being held at various sites in different Indian states

Heritage walks, cultural dance and music programmes, and tourism exhibitions, are being held at various sites in different Indian states

To encourage the Indian diaspora to visit India, with special focus on Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) who have never visited the country, the Indian Ministry of Tourism is hosting ‘Paryatan Parv’ (Tourism Fest) from October 5-25 this year.

Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in collaboration with other central ministries, state governments and stakeholders is hosting ‘Paryatan Parv’ (Tourism Fest) across the country from October 5-25, with one of its main components being ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ (Experience your country) for the Indian Community living overseas for creating a sustainable and mutually beneficial engagement with them.

The Indian Overseas community that is estimated at over 25 million is spread in every major region of the world having presence in almost 189 countries across the globe.

The fest was inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi on October 5 followed by a heritage walk at the monument.

The event includes videography, photography and blog-writing competitions of sites, which will be visited during the fest, to present stories of India through the travelers’ eyes. Besides, tourism related quiz, essays, debates and painting competitions for students, would also be held.

Apart from Dekho Apna Desh, the government is also focusing on ‘Tourism for all’ under which activities like cultural dance and music programmes, theatre, story telling, tourism exhibitions, and guided heritage walks, are being held at various sites in different Indian states.

Interactive sessions and workshops with stakeholders on varied themes including skill development in tourism sector, innovation in tourism, and developing rural tourism, amongst other B2B opportunities will also be staged.

Paryatan Parv will culminate in a three-day event in New Delhi from October 23-25, which will showcase cultural diversity of the country, with cultural performances, crafts bazaar, a showcase of folk and classical dance and music, handicrafts and handlooms, and local cuisine from all regions and states of the country.

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