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Punjab showcases its culture during Bharat Parv celebrations

Updated: Aug 19, 2016 14:00 IST

New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): The unique culture and cuisine of Punjab can easily attract people.

The same was recently witnessed at a Week-Long festival titled 'Bharat Parv' held in New Delhi to celebrate the country's Unity in Diversity on its 70th Independence Day.

The unique programme, organized by the Ministry of Tourism, was flagged-off by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and presided over by union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, M. Venkaiah Naidu.

"We have to constantly project ourselves for the future generation so that they understand and follow the same." Said M. VENKIAH NAIDU, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation

From embroidery to handicrafts to food, items on display at the Punjabi stalls are receiving good public response. People's curiosity about the unique tradition of Punjab can be easily seen.

"We have two plants in Punjab. We have juices under tag of Pun juices. We have brought variety of juices and will take out various other juices as well. We provide best food quality products to public at reasonable rates. Earlier we displayed our products at Pragati Maidan and we are getting good response." said Manmohan Singh,

An exhibitor said, "People are getting to know about the tradition of Punjab. People love the embroidery, handicraft and other work of Hoshiarpur. People are crazy about Punjab and people are so excited about Punjab that they come to our stalls and ask for the details of products displayed." said J.B Singh,Trader from Punjab

A total of 17 theme state stalls were put up at the event where each state showcased its achievements and local products.

The 7-day long Bharat Parv, organised for the first time, have added colour to country's Independence Day celebrations. (ANI)