NEW DELHI: The much awaited Bharat Parv amid cultural extravaganza organised by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India ahead of the Republic Day Cultural pageantry got underway at the Red Fort, New Delhi today. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi inaugurated Bharat Parv which is organized to celebrate the spirit of India i.e unity in Diversity and to generate patriotic fervour and to showcase the rich and varied cultural diversity of the country.
The Tableau of Goa has been displayed at Bharat Parv based on the theme Vikasit Goa, Vikasit Bharat, depicting Tapaloka Yog Kshetra, Goa’s Marine Life and Jal Jeevan Mission.
Well known artist from Ponda Goa Shri. Sushant Khedekar has conceptualized, aesthetically designed and fabricated Goa tableaux which will be displayed during the 9 days Bharat Parv till January 31.
Apart from Goa State other States i.e. Assam, Karnataka, Uttrakhand, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir have displayed their tableaux in Bharat Parv, a mega event being held at the Lawns and Gyan Path in front of Red Fort.
In addition to this tableaux of 16 States from across the country and 9 tableaux of different Union Ministries will also be displayed in Bharat Parv after the same are presented at Kartavya Path on Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26.
It may be noted that Bharat Parv is being held in national capital since 2016 as part of the Republic Day Celebrations. The event includes a food festival, a Handicraft Mela, Folk and tribal dance performances, cultural troupe performances and the Illumination of the Red Fort among other things.
The fabrication work of Goa tableaux was carried out at Rashtriya Rangshala camp, near Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 and APS Colony, Delhi Cantt. 10. The team of 40 artisans including carpenters, designers and fabricators led by artist Shri Khedekar worked round the clock to ensure that the work of fabrication of tableaux is completed in time.
The Goa tableau has been displayed under the auspices of the Department of information and publicity.
This year in addition to the display of Goa tableaux the State has set up a pavilion highlighting tourism related information to attract tourists and also a food stall to promote Goan cuisine at the national level under the Department of Tourism.