It will showcase cuisine and culture of different States
As part of Republic Day celebrations, the government will organise a four-day festival at the Red Fort showcasing cuisine and culture of different States.
The aim “is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country and to ensure wider participation of the general public,” an official release said.
The ‘Bharat Parv’ will be open to public from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 26, and from 12 noon to 9 p.m. on January 27, January 28 and January 29.
The release said the Tourism Ministry had been designated as the nodal ministry for the event, the highlights of which include display of Republic Day parade tableaux, performances by the Armed Forces Bands (static and moving), food festival, crafts mela and cultural performances from different regions of the country.
The event is open to the public and the entry is free. However, identity proof is to be carried, it added.
Cultural shows will include folk and tribal dances and musical programme by the Culture Ministry through its zonal cultural centres.