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Bharat Parv at Red Fort set to showcase Indian culture and cuisine

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New Delhi: The Red Fort premise is set to witness the ‘Bharat Parv’ festival from January 26, as part of the Republic Day celebrations. The fest organised is set to showcase the cuisine and culture of different states of India.

The ‘Bharat Parv’ festival will be held from January 26 to January 29.

“The prime objective of organising the event 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 highlights of the event include performances by the Armed Forces Bands (static and moving) along with cultural performances from different regions of the country. Along with a display of Republic Day Parade tableaux, the event will feature a food festival and a crafts mela.

The festival will be open to the public from 5 PM to 9 PM on 26 January and from 12 noon to 9 PM on the 27, 28 and 29 January.

“The event is open to the public and the entry is free. However, identity proof is to be carried,” the release said.

Cultural performances will include folk and tribal dances along with a musical program by the Ministry of Culture through its zonal cultural centres. Performances by cultural troupes from the different states will also be witnessed. (Inputs from agencies) (picture courtesy: makingdifferent.com)

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Republic Day 2020: Here’s What it Means to TV Actors

Actress Neha Mehta, popular as Anjali Mehta from "Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah", also feels that as actors, they are responsible to spread awareness in the society

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The parade showcases India's defense capability and its traditional and social heritage. Wikimedia Commons
The parade showcases India's defense capability and its traditional and social heritage. Wikimedia Commons

Telly actors like Jasmin Bhasin, Meera Deosthale and Paritosh Tripathi say the Republic Day, being celebrated by the nation on Sunday, holds a special place in their hearts.

“Vidya” actress Meera Deosthale said: “The Republic Day holds a special place in not only my heart but in the heart of every Indian. This is the historic day when our Indian constitution came into effect. As a kid, I got to know what the day is about, but as an adult is when I realised the true importance of this special day.”

“Just like my show, I also want to spread the message of education and equality across the country.”

Jasmin, who is seen as Nayantra in “Naagin”, went back to her childhood days. “It used to be a holiday in school, but I remember attending flag hoisting in my building with all our neighbours. After that, all my building friends would sing the same timeless patriotic songs. Also, I hope that we can be kind towards each other this Republic Day and take care of Mother Nature,” she said.

Actor Vijayendra Kumeria feels that Republic Day is the most significant day for all Indians. “On this day, I will attend the flag hoisting ceremony in my building/on set. As a ritual, I will watch my favourite patriotic film ‘Rang De Basanti’, it a movie I like revisiting often. This Republic Day, I also want all the men to step forward and take a pledge to protect this country’s women on this historic day,” he said.

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Twitter India on Friday launched a specially designed emoji of the India Gate lit up in the tricolour to celebrate India’s 71st Republic Day. IANS

Actor Paritosh Tripathi believes that Indians should celebrate Republic Day and Independence Day everyday. “Being an actor, it’s our responsibility to be aware what is happening in our society and spread awareness in society whenever possible. I keep on writing inspiring poems. I believe in cleanliness and I always carry small dustbin in my car,” he said.

Actress Neha Mehta, popular as Anjali Mehta from “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”, also feels that as actors, they are responsible to spread awareness in the society.

“People follow us and it becomes easy to send any message through us. In my show, we always try to show important issues like saving water, cleanliness and girl education,” she shared.

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“Vighnaharta Ganesh” actor Kuldeep Singh sees it as a “historical day to remember our national heroes and freedom fighters”.

“It is our duty to maintain the beauty of this country. We should always look forward to the betterment of our nation,” he added. (IANS)