Performances by Armed forces band and cultural troupes from different regions of the country will add more fervour to the celebrations from January 26-31 at Red Fort, Delhi, after the Republic Day Parade, where ‘Bharat Parv’ will be organised. The major highlights also include Republic Day Parade Tableaux, multi-cuisine food court, craft mela, cultural performances from different regions of the country and a photo exhibition by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP). Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOrganised by the Ministry of Tourism, the festival will be open to the public from 5 pm to 10 pm on January 26, and from noon to 10 pm from January 27-31. The entry to the festival is free however, visitors need to carry their identity proof with them. The prime objective of organizing the event is to generate a patriotic mood, promote the rich cultural diversity of the country and to ensure wider participation of the general public.The cultural performances include choreographed fork-tribal dance and music arranged through the North Zonal Cultural Centre. The food court will have stalls set up by the States/UTs, Institutes of Hotel Management, ITDC and National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) showcasing street food from different regions of the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveArranged by the State governments and Ministry of Textiles through the office of the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, the Craft Mela at ‘Bharat Parv’ with 50 stalls will showcase the diverse handicrafts of the country. There will be “Theme State Pavilions” where each state will showcase their strengths along with tourism products.Moreover, the DAVP will set up an exhibition on the theme ‘Naya Bharat Hum Karke Rahenge’.