Ministry of Tourism Current Affairs - 2019
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Bharat Parv is a five day event hosted as part of Republic Day celebrations. Bharat Parv organised at Red Fort, Delhi aims to generate a patriotic fervour and promote the rich cultural diversity of the country.
Attractions of Bharat Parv
Bharat Parv showcases the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. The important attractions of Bharat Parv are:
- Replica of the Statue of Unity.
- Gandhi Gram in which 10 painting artists will create paintings on the theme of Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Display of Republic Day parade tableaux
- Performances by the Armed Forces bands.
- Theme based State Pavilions where each state showcases its strength along with its tourism products.
- Daily cultural performances by North Zone Cultural Centre.
Bharat Parv has been organised by Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with other Central Ministries and State Governments.
PM Modi inaugurated the various developmental works in Kerala, which include:
- Kollam Bypass
- Unveiled a plaque launching the completion of several developmental projects under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.
Kollam Bypass lies on the National Highway-66. The opening of the Kollam Bypass would considerably reduce travel time between Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram, together with avoiding traffic congestion in Kollam town.
The Bypass is 13 Km long and has two lanes. It comprises three major bridges over the Ashtamudi lake, having a total length of 1540 metres and an underpass. It is the first National Highway project in the country taken up on a 50:50 Centre-State partnership.
Swadesh Darshan scheme
PM Modi also unveiled a plaque launching the completion of several developmental projects undertaken in the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple circuit in Thiruvananthapuram under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. The developmental projects comprised of various infrastructure facilities in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Sree Parthasarthy Temple, Aranmula, and the Sabarimala Ayyappa temple.
The Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India aims at integrated development of theme-based tourist circuits in the country.
The 13 thematic circuits under the Swadesh Darshan scheme are North East India Circuit, Buddhist Circuit, Himalayan Circuit, Coastal Circuit, Krishna Circuit, Desert Circuit, Tribal Circuit, Eco Circuit, Rural Circuit, Spiritual Circuit, Ramayana Circuit, Heritage Circuit and Wildlife Circuit.
Tags: Aranmula • Ashtamudi lake • Kerala • Kollam Bypass • Ministry of Tourism • National Highway-66 • Pm Modi • Sabarimala Ayyappa temple. • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple • Sree Parthasarthy Temple • Swadesh Darshan Scheme