New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) A six-day event to celebrate Independence Day will begin from August 12 at Rajpath Lawns near India Gate here. The event, ‘Bharat Parv’, will showcase handicrafts, folk items and cuisines of various states, among others.
The event will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar followed by a performance by the armed forces band. Cultural performances will feature choreographed folk dance and music.
The Ministry of Tourism has been designated as the nodal agency for the event. A photo exhibition titled ‘Azaadi 70 Saal – Yaad Karo Kurbaani’ will also be set up at the venue by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
“The prime objective of the event is to generate a patriotic mood and promote cultural diversity of the country,” said Vinod Zutshi, secretary in the tourism ministry.