Paryatan Parv and Commemorative stamp
PARYATAN PARV 2019
What’s in news?
The Ministry of Tourism is organising a nationwide event Paryatan Parv 2019 from 2nd to 13th October 2019.
- Paryatan Parv 2019 is dedicated to 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
- The Paryatan Parv will showcase the cultural diversity of the country, with cultural performances, crafts bazaar, food court showcasing folk and classical dance & music, handicrafts & handlooms and cuisine from all regions and States of the country.
- The idea of Paryatan Parv is to propagate the message of ‘DekhoApna Desh’, with the objective to encourage Indians to visit various tourist destinations of the country and also to spread the message of ‘Tourism for All’.
Components of Paryatan Parv:
- Dekho Apna Desh: To encourage Indians to visit their own country. In the run up to the parv, several activities have been organised across the Country like Photography contest covering tourism attractions and experiences, promotion on Social Media, Tourism related Quiz, Essay, Debate and Painting Competitions for Students. General public engagement for the event will be promoted through the MyGov platform.
- Tourism for All: Tourism Events at sites across all States in the country are being organised. The activities at these sites will include illumination in and around the Sites, Cultural Programmes of Dance, Music, Theatre, Story Telling, Sensitisation Programmes for Stakeholders around the Sites, Tourism Exhibitions, Showcasing Culture, Cuisine and Handicrafts / Handlooms, Guided Heritage Walks, etc.
- Tourism & Governance: Interactive Sessions & Workshops with Stakeholders on varied themes have been organised across the Country as a part of the Paryatan parv activities.
COMMEMORATIVE STAMP TO HONOUR GANDHI’S LEGACY
What’s in news?
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Turkey, Palestine and Uzbekistan have released special stamps.
- The stamp issued by Uzbekistan’s government is part of the “Outstanding personalities” series of its postal department and a similar stamp was also issued by Turkey.
- Uzbekistan’s ministry of information technology and communications and the postal department issued this commemorative Gandhi stamp as a joint initiative.
- The 52 x 37 mm stamp bears the image of Gandhi with the backdrop of historic Indian monuments. It was designed by Sulaimonova U. and the image was sketched by Farmonova S.
- Palestine’s issuance of the commemorative stamp comes in honour of Gandhi’s memory, legacy, and values that guided and shall continue to guide humanity.
- The Indian mission in Ramallah has organised several events over the past year to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi, drawing a huge response from all sections of Palestinian society, especially youth.
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