New Delhi: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Culture, inaugurated the country-wide ‘Paryatan Parv’ of the Union Ministry of Tourism, which began on Thursday.
The Parv was inaugurated at the Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi in the presence of Alphons Kannanthanam, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Culture, and Tourism.
A cultural programme with Meera Bhajans by Vidya Shah and Dastan-e-Amir Khusrau presented by Dr Syeda Hameed, Zakia Zaheer & Rene Singh was also presented on the occasion.
The Paryatan Parv will culminate in a three-day event in New Delhi from Oct 23-25, 2017.
The 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”.
Paryatan Parv will have three main components.
The ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ will aim to encourage Indians to visit their own country.
‘Tourism for All’ will focus on tourism events at sites across all states in the country while interactive sessions and workshops with stakeholders on various themes will be held under ‘Tourism and Governance’.
During this period, the Ministry of External Affairs through the Indian Missions overseas, is conducting outreach programmes to encourage people to visit India.
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, the Ministry said in a release.
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