Paryatan Parav celebrations continues with full enthusiasm across the country



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The celebration of Paryatan Parv (16th to 27th September 2018) organized by the Ministry of Tourism reached a high note on its 4th and 5th day, with a series of activities and events being held across the country. 

The events with an aim to sensitize people about Sustainable Tourism,  Swachhta, and to promote tourism were organized in collaboration with the India Tourism domestic offices, Central / State Government organizations and other Stakeholders.

Key highlights from 4th and 5th day of the Parv across the country:

19th September 2018, Day 4:

  • Events were organised in Rajpath Lawns and India tourism Delhi organized an inter school drawing competition themed ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ in which 370 MCD Schools participated. Mayor B.B. Singh and the local councilor graced the event, participated by the Regional Director and distributed prizes. A Yoga Session was also organized at the ALT center, Ghaziabad, in collaboration with Vihangam Yoga Sansthan.  Jamia Millia Islamia in collaboration with India tourism Delhi organised a Nukkad Natak on the theme ‘Hindustan Dekho’,Cleanliness Drive and the students also took a swachhta shapath

  • Bangalore: IHM Bangalore-Students cleaned the public parking pathway in front of IHM Gate. The main focus of Paryatan Parv celebrations was on sanitation and the importance of maintaining a hygienic environment. A sensitization programme for street side vendors was also organized. India tourism Bangalore in association with KLE College organized a seminar on “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”, in KLE College. Indiatourism Bangalore celebrated ParyatanParv by organizing a Sketching and painting competition at Hospet.

  • India tourism Imphal organised an awareness programme on “The Importance of Tourism”, for JCRE  students.
  • NIWS/IITTM Goa organized a Paryatan Parv Rally in association with India Tourism, Goa Tourism and IHM Goa. The rally started from Kala Academy and reached to Miramar Beach. The participants were from NIWS/IITTM Goa Staff, IHM Students, and India Tourism staff. India tourism Goa organized an Incredible India run from Kala Academy and Miramar Beach, in association with Goa Tourism and IHM Goa.
  • India tourism Varanasi organized Yoga Sessions in collaboration with Sadguru Sadafal DeoVihangamYog Sansthan at Swarvveda Mahamandir Umahara,Varanasi, which was attended by mor e than 75 people.

  • India tourism Hyderabad in association with Bhongir Rock climbing school organized a trek to Bhongir fort and also organized a motivational speech by Jai Bharati and  Shanti, who completed 17000 KM by road in 50 days in 7 countries, directed at 200 girl students of various schools. IHM Hyderabad organised a Swachhta drive at the College, as part of the celebrations.
  • India tourism, Chennai organized a ‘Heritage Walk’ around Meenakshi Amman Temple in Madurai. There was a lecture by Madurai Kamaraj University on the importance of tourism and heritage of Madurai. A shadow play was also conducted at two schools in Madurai viz Rajan Matriculation School and VKK Playgroup Matriculation School, based on the themes ‘Importance of Tourism’ and ‘Clean India’.

  • India tourism Mumbai organized five Heritage walks in Mumbai, Yoga sessions in Nashik and Shirdi. 
  • India tourism also organized a water ride for school students and Bastar Mahotsav, in association with Chhattisgarh Tourism Board.

  • India tourism Aurangabad organized a Heritage walk as a part of the Paryatan Parv celebrations.
  • India tourism Indore organized an Asthanga Yoga and Pranayama session in KV, Indore as a part the Paryatan Parv celebrations.
  • IHM Guwahati organised a painting competition on the theme of ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’. Lectures were also organized on ‘Assam as a Tourist Destination’,  by Dr. Anirban Baishya and on ‘Digitalization of Tourism Services’, which was delivered by Dr. Amit Dey.

  • IHM Gwalior conducted a painting and collage making competition among our students with the theme, “Importance of cleanliness in Tourists Site” and “Tourist awareness regarding cleanliness”. A waste management workshop was also organized by a retired professor of of Jiwaji University, Gwalior.

20th September 2018, Day 5:

  •  India tourism Mumbai organised two heritage tours of Mumbai. The first tour was a walking tour of Colonial Heritage sites of Mumbai and the second tour focussed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mumbai which is a collection of Art Deco buildings.It also organised a Yoga Session at Shirdi and Nasik.
  • India tourism Indore organised a session to promote the lesser known destinations of Madhya Pradesh with the students of KendriyaVidyalaya at Indore.

  • India tourism Imphal organised a cultural programme at Khonoma Village, Nagaland.
  • Government of Gujarat took an initiative to make people aware about cleanliness around pilgrimages through Play and walk for swachhta. They also organised a wildlife exhibition in Vadodara.

  • IHM Guwahati organised an Awareness program on Hygiene in their campus. ASwachhta Parade was also held from IHM Guwahati to Barbari Chowkat.


  • Government of Arunachal Pradesh with support of the Arunachal Pradesh Tour Operator Association (APTOA) organised an orientation on Homestay hospitality and Rural Tourism at Sangdupota under Papumpare district in Arunanchal Pradesh.
  • India tourism Delhi organized a Sensitization program for taxi and Auto drivers at Lodhi Road.


  • IHM Hyderabad organised Demonstration of compositing with the help of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) at college premises. Awareness towards segregation of wet & dry waste and its importance were the main elements.
  • India tourism Varanasi organised Yoga session in the premise of India tourismoffice.It was attended by hoteliers, travel operators, RLG guides, other stakeholders of tourism, local residence and india tourism officials.

  • India tourism, Chennai in association with U.S. Consulate General, Chennai and Puducherry Tourism, organized two Interactive Sessions on “Sustainable Tourism”. In the forenoon, the interactive session was held at Pondicherry University and in the afternoon the workshop was held at Hotel The Sunway Manor, Puducherry.
  • India tourism Patna in association with BTMC, IHM and SIHM, Bodhgaya organised a special Swachhta activity at Bodhgaya. The students and officials spread the message of Cleanliness through a Rally with thematic message- wielding placards &banners,collection and disposal of garbages and educating locals about benefits of Swachhta through Nukkad Nataks.
  • Government of Telangana and India tourism Hyderabad organized awareness campaign on importance of water bodies & cleanliness drive at Neknampurlake, Hyderabad.There was a Talk on importance of water bodies by Sri. Tirupathaiah, Director General (Additional PCCF),a NukkadNatak by students of IHM Hyderabad, Cultural dance by School children and a  Heritage walk around the lake. Cleaning of the lake was also undertaken.

  • IHM Gwalior conducted an essay competition,a rangoli competition and a painting competition at their campus.


  • India tourism Jaipur organized Heritage Walk  from World Heritage Site - JantarMantar. IHM Jaipur, Tourist Guide Association, Hotel & Restaurant Association of Rajasthan, Indian Association of Tour Operators, Travel Agents Association of India, Rajasthan Association of Tour Operators, owners of B&B Establishments beside members of general public participated.

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