Photos: India showcases its culture at 'Bharat Parv' celebrations

Updated: Aug 25, 2016, 12:20 IST
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    Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan at the last day of Bharat Parv - a cultural extravaganza, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, at the Rajpath in New Delhi. All pics/PTI
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    Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan at the last day of Bharat Parv
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    Artistes perform 'Azadi se Azadi Tak-Ek Buland Naara (Quit India-2)' show
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    "We have got freedom after a long struggle and we need to preserve it...Now we have to get freedom from social evils like corruption, terrorism, untouchability and so on," Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said.
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    Stressing that the the event (Bharat Parv) ended on a 'successful note', he said the government also plans to organise such programme in the future on Independence and Republic Days.
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    Artistes perform at the Bharat Parv - a cultural extravaganza, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, at the Rajpath Lawns, India Gate
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    An Indian visitor poses for a photograph in front of a picture of a tiger displayed on the last day of the 'Bharat Parav' festival. Pic/AFP
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    Indian artists take rest on the last day of the 'Bharat Parav' festival
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    Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi said about 8-10 lakh people participated in the festival, which started on August 12. Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said the "idea" of the programme was to 'imbibe patriotic fervour' among the people. "This purpose by and large has been achieved. It has rejuvenated cultural nationalism among the people. It also aims to create social awareness among the people for fighting social evils," he said
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    He also appreciated the programme "Azadi se Azadi Tak-Ek Buland Naara (Quit India 2)" in which over 300 artists from Maharashtra participated, capturing important incidents in the independence struggle. It ended with a message that people should work towards getting independence from various evils. The festival showcased India's cultural diversity with various folk and tribal dance performances from different states and UTs.
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The seven-day patriotic festival 'Bharat Parv' to mark Independence Day concluded on 'successful' note with pledge to root out evils that are plaguing the country like corruption and terrorism. Here are some pictures

 

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