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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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Despite freezing cold, R-Day celebrated in Himachal

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Rajiv Saizal presided over the district-level function at Rekong Peo in snow-bound Kinnaur district

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  • Even though it was a freezing morning, Himachal Pradesh celebrated the 69th Republic Day
  • Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol hoisted the national flag
  • The Governor took the salute in an impressive parade by contingents of various forces

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated across Himachal Pradesh on Friday with gaiety despite a sunny but freezing morning in the state.

Governor Acharya Devvrat unfurled the national flag at the main function at the historic Ridge here.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, his Ministers and other dignitaries were present.

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Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol hoisted the national flag at a function held in the complex of the Himachal Pradesh High Court here.

The Governor took the salute in an impressive parade by contingents of police, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, home guards, the army, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and ex-servicemen. Wikimedia Commons
The Governor took the salute in an impressive parade by contingents of police, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, home guards, the army, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and ex-servicemen. Wikimedia Commons

In snow-bound Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and Spiti, area legislator and Agriculture Minister Ram Lal Markanda presided over the official function.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Rajiv Saizal presided over the district-level function at Rekong Peo in snow-bound Kinnaur district.

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The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), headquartered in Dharamsala town, also organized a brief ceremony at the Kashag (Tibetan cabinet) secretariat.

As CTA President Lobsang Sangay was on an official visit to Europe, officiating President Karma Gelek Yuthok hoisted the Indian national flag.

“I would like to congratulate and convey the greetings of the Central Tibetan Administration and the Tibetan people to India on this auspicious occasion,” he said in a message. (IANS)

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