Paryatan Parv Current Affairs - 2019

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Paryatan Parv 2019 being organised by Ministry of Tourism

Union Ministry of Tourism is organising ‘Paryatan Parv 2019’ from 2 to 13 October 2019 across the country. The nationwide festival was inaugrated by Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Minister of Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi.

About Paryatan Parv

The Delhi leg of Paryatan Parv is being held from 2-6 October 2019 at Rajpath lawns between Rafi Marg and Janpath.  The 2019 edition of Paryatan Parv is dedicated to 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Objective: The idea of celebrating Paryatan Parv is to propagate the message of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’, with the objective of encouraging Indians to visit various tourist destinations of country, drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing and spreading the principle of ‘Tourism for All’.

Three Components of Paryatan Parv:

Dekho Apna Desh:  To encourage Indians to visit their own country, several activities have been organised during parv across country such as promotion on Social Media, Photography contest covering tourism attractions and experiences, Tourism related Essay, Quiz, Debate and Painting Competitions for Students. General public engagement for event will be promoted through MyGov platform.

Tourism for All:  Tourism Events at sites across all states are being organised and activities at these sites will include illumination in and around Sites, Cultural Programmes of Theatre, Story Telling, Music, Dance, Sensitisation Programmes for Stakeholders around Showcasing Culture, Sites, Tourism Exhibitions, Guided Heritage Walks, Cuisine and Handicrafts or Handlooms, etc.

Tourism & Governance:  Interactive Sessions & Workshops with Stakeholders on varied themes have been organised across the Country as a part of Paryatan parv activities.

Government launches Paryatan Parv to boost tourism

The Union Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Other Union Ministries and State Governments has launched nationwide ‘Paryatan Parv’ to showcase cultural diversity of country and reinforce the principle of ‘Tourism for All’. Its objective is to draw focus on the benefits of tourism.

It was inaugurated at Humayun’s Tomb and will be held across the country from the 5th to 25th October 2017. During this period, ‘Adopt A Heritage’ project launched by Ministry of Tourism will be implemented at key sites.

Components of Paryatan Parv

  • Dekho Apna Desh: It will encourage Indians to visit their own country. It will include video, photograph and blog competitions visited during event, stories of India through Travelers’ Eyes to promote travel to J&K and North Eastern states.
  • Tourism for All: It will promote tourism events at sites across all States in country. These will mainly be People’s events with large scale public participation.
  • ‎The activities at these sites will include Cultural Programmes of Dance, Music, Theatre, Tourism Exhibitions showcasing culture, cuisine and handicrafts and handlooms etc.
  • Tourism & Governance: It will have interactive sessions and workshops with stakeholders on varied themes like Skill Development in Tourism Sector, Innovation in Tourism, Inducting Ex-servicemen as service providers for Taxi Operation and Developing Rural Tourism in locations near established destinations.

In the overseas markets, Union Ministry of External Affairs through Indian Missions will be conducting outreach programmes to encourage people to visit India, with special focus on PIOs who have never visited the country.