The nationwide Paryatan Parv, 2019 kick-started today to promote tourism in the country which will continue till 13th of this month.
The aim is to propagate the message of Dekho Apna Desh to encourage people to visit tourist destinations of the country and also spread the message of Tourism for All.
The Parv was jointly inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Tourism Minister Prahalad Singh Patel at Rajpath Lawns in New Delhi.
The Delhi leg of the Parv will continue till 6th October. This year’s event is dedicated to 150th birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Prakash Javadekar highlighted the growth in India’s tourism sector in the last five years. He said the government is developing 17 tourist sites into world-class destinations to attract more tourists.
He said, foreign tourist arrivals in the country have risen and 1.05 crore tourists are coming to India every year. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan urged people to visit different areas to know about the diversity and rich heritage of the country.
On the occasion, the ministers also inaugurated an interactive digital exhibition on – Swachh Bharat, Sashkat Bharat, Bapu Ke Sapno Ka Bharat. It has been organized by the Bureau of Outreach Communication, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
As a part of the programme 31 theme Pavilions of States, 59 food stalls of different areas, crafts bazaar with 76 handicraft and handloom stalls have been set up in Delhi.