With the 70th Independence Day euphoria gripping the skies, Govt of India will be promoting the patriotism and the rich diversity that is a proud possession of India. The Modi govt will tomorrow inaugrate ‘Bharat Parv’ at the Rajpath Lawns, India Gate to mark the celebrations. The programme that is open to public will see the cultural festivities from across the nation blending under one roof. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will formally kickstart the celebrations tomorrow.
However, this mega event is witnessing a tussle yet again between the Centre and State. The AAP govt has said that Delhi will not be formally participating in the festivities as they have not been ”approached”. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra said that they have not yet recieved any communication for the same as much as they would like to be a part of it.
But the Centre had something else to say about the claims. ‘We have not heard (anything about participation) from Pondicherry, Chandigarh… Lakshadweep and Delhi also have not come so far’, Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi said when asked about the states not participating in the event.
The show that has been parented under the Tourism Ministry will see 30 states and union territories across the nation coming to participate and showcase their variousness.
Ranging from the Armed Forces Band performance to food extravaganza and photo exhibition, the 70 years to tricolor independence will surely make a worthwhile watch for the National Capital.The week long show begins tomorrow and will culminate on August 18.