Bharat Parv begins on virtual platform showcasing glory of nation


Bharat Parv 2021, a festival to celebrate the spirit of India has begun. The festival is being organised on a virtual platform this year from 26 January till 31st of January. The mega event envisages generating patriotic fervour and showcases the rich and varied cultural diversity of the country. Ministry of Tourism organizes Bharat Parv every year since 2016 in front of the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of Republic Day Celebrations. Themed pavilions of multiple States and Union Territories have showcased their tourism destinations, cuisine, handicraft and other features. 
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurated the Bharat Parv-2021 in the presence of Culture and Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Birla said, the Bharat Parv offers a unique glimpse of India’s cultural diversity. He said, this event will provide an opportunity to know and understand the art, culture, food, clothing and traditions of the 28 states and eight Union territories of the country.
The glimpses of Republic Day Parade and recorded performances of Armed forces music bands will also be available on this virtual platform. Various Central Ministries and other organizations including Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Archaeological Survey of India, National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Arts, Khadi and Village Industries Commission and others are displaying handicrafts, handlooms, music, dance, paintings, literary material and other features from all over the country.
Prasar Bharati has set up its virtual stall which will showcase its efforts towards promoting Ek Bharat-Shrestha Bharat. Another media unit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bureau of Outreach and Communication focuses on 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by exhibiting photos, videos, animation related to Swachch Bharat, Sashakt Bharat, Bapu Ke Sapno Ka Bharat’. Celebrating the diversity and spirit of India, Publication Division’s virtual pavilion is exhibiting a rich display of books on art and culture, history and biographies of builders of modern India.