Ministry of Tourism is set to celebrate Tourism Parv from October 5-25, 2017, informed Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Tourism, Government of India. “The Tourism Parv will be celebrated throughout the country with the help of other stakeholders and other ministries including Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Civil Aviation along with State Governments and industry. We have identified one iconic site in each state, where we will be having plethora of activities centred around that monument or that site and there will be workshops, sensitisation programmes and exhibition of handlooms & handicrafts. There will be a lot of activities and involvement of local people, students and common public. We want to make people understand how tourism can completely change the economy, and thus making them equal stakeholders in promotion of tourism,” she informed.