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Engaging Youth Through Paryatan Parv


Engaging Youth Through Paryatan Parv


is abundant with rich cultural heritage and pristine natural beauty which not only attracts foreign tourists but also domestic tourists. is promoted as tourist destination by central as well as different states to attract tourists within the country.Thus, tourism has emerged as a major contributor to the economy and job creation for women and youth.


In the last few years’ youth travel within the country has witnessed a strong growth. Paryatan Parv is one event which motivates youths to not only travel to different parts of the country but also involve in spreading the message of Paryatan Parv among the countrymen.  Various activities are planned to engage the youth of this country .Various competitions like Essay, painting, Quiz are being organised. Sensitization of Youth through seminars, Excursions trips, Nukkad Natak etc. are core components of Paryatan Parv. The Parv aims at inculcating tourism culture among youths so they could become key influencers in promoting tourism in the country.


As a part of the Paryatan Parv , Department of Youth Affairs, of is organising activities likeTribal Youth Exchange Programme, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat -Inter State Youth Exchange Programme, Neighbourhood Youth Parliament (one programme in each State),District level Sports Tournament, District level Cultural Programme (one programme in each State),Awareness programme on the importance of tourism especially for rural youth and tourism (one programme in each State ) across the Country. In addition, activities like Cyclothon, River Walks, Heritage walks and Trekking has also been organised.


Day 7-Paryatan Parv

The highlight of the day seven of the ParyatanParv was a colourful and unique programme organised on the Rural Tourism theme at Pollachi, Tamilnadu. The event gave an insight of the life of rural and how the rural sites can be promoted as tourist destination.


As Part of the ParyatanParv, Cultural Evening and Tourism Exhibition was organised by of  Himachal Pradesh  in association with Indiatourism Delhi.State of Telangana in association with IndaiTourism Hyderabad organised various events such as Cultural Evening, Illumination around Taramati Baradari  site, Guided Heritage Walks in City, Sensitisation Programmes for Stakeholders, Quiz / Essay / Painting Competitions for students and Ministry of Textile ,of has organized exhibition of Handicraft.


State of Gujarat has organised a Seminar on Home Stay Policies. of Madhya Pradesh setup a Craft Mela including Craft Bazaar, cultural evening and food festival near Western Group of temples at Khajuraho, Uttarakhand organised an exhibition of Cultural Arts of the State at Almora.


Doordarshan  is celebrating Paryatan Parv by hosting a  Photography  Contest titled ‘Smile Smile’.The general public is invited  to participate in thiscontest by sending pictures at, Winners of the contests will receive attractive prizes by Doordarshan.

Other Central Ministries are also participating in ParyatanParv by organizing various activities. The Ministryof Railways has illuminated some of the railway stations of tourist importance like Vasco, Shimla, Siliguri, NewJalpaiguri, Sanchi, Varanasi, New Tinsukia, Rampur Hat, Sealdah in the country.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has illuminated, some of the major airports in the country such as Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Srinagar, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Dimapur, Imphal, Vijaywada, Raipur, Bhubaneshwar.

The Online contests on MyGov platform for Dekho Apna Desh Photo Contest, Incredible Quiz, Dekho ApnaDesh Blog Contest have elicited tremendous response. Winners of the contests will receive attractive prizes.





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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 00:20 IST