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In collaboration with the Union ministries and state governments, the Union Ministry of Tourism has launched the countrywide “Paryatan Parv” in order to display the cultural diversity in the country and to strengthen the principle of ‘Tourism for All’.
FACTS ( for Prelims)
It was inaugurated at Humayun’s Tomb and began with the cycle rally from India Gate to Qutub Minar.
The prime objective of Paryatan Parv is to draw the attention of the people on the benefits of Tourism.
It will be held across the country from the 5th of October till 25th of October 2017.
ADOPT A HERITAGE
During this period, a project name ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project launched by the Ministry of Tourism would be implemented at key sites.
COMPONENTS OF PARYATAN PARV
Dekho Apna Desh:
This program is designed to encourage Indians to explore their own country. It will include blog competitions, video, photograph and painting competitions. The prime focus is on promoting travel to North Eastern State and Jammu & Kashmir.
Tourism For All:
This component is designed to promote tourism events at sites in all the states, nation-wide. The event is designed to encourage people’s participation. Exhibitions showcasing handlooms, handicrafts, cuisine and culture; cultural programmes such as including theatre, dance and music will be organized at all the sites.
Tourism and Governance:
Interactive workshops and sessions will be organized with the stakeholders on various themes like “Innovation in tourism”, “Inducting ex-servicemen as service providers for Taxi Operations, “Developing Rural Tourism in locations near established destinations”, “Skill development in tourism sector” etc.
Union Ministry of External Affairs would be organizing outreach programmes in the overseas markets through the Indian Missions with the aim of encouraging people to visit India. It will primarily lay its focus on Persons of Indian Origin who have never visited India.
SOURCE – PIB (06/10/2017)