New Delhi, Jul 27 The capital will witness a mega event to mark the Independence Day with the Modi government deciding to hold a cultural spectacle spanning six days from August 12, nearly two-and-half-months after it organised an extravaganza to celebrate its second anniversary at India Gate.
The event 'Bharat Parv' will be held in the heart of the national capital at Rajpath to celebrate India's Independence and promote the spirit of patriotism among citizens and is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tourism Ministry officials said. There will be as many as 100 stalls set up to display cuisine and handicraft of various states.
However, unlike the 'two-year celebrations' in May where ministers and mega Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan took part, the 'Bharat Parv' will see participation of local artistes from different states. The event would also have performance by armed forces bands.
The historic India Gate would also be kept illuminated during the event, which will be inaugurated on 12th August 2016 at 5 PM. The celebrations will conclude on August 18.
The 'Bharat Parv' will seee display of culture, cuisine and handicraft of various states through their regional associations, 'sangathans', cultural and social organisations, the ministry officials said.
There will be 50 stalls dedicated to cuisine of various regions of the country and 50 more stalls will display the colourful handicraft and handloom items.