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Cultural Mart to woo tourists

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Hyderabad , Sept. 4

ROPE walkers, `face-reading' practitioners, artists, artistes, philatelists, handmade ornament makers, jugglers, experts in embroidery, animal tamers and many more skilled people are going to display their prowess, some of their products being kept on sale, at `Kala Bazaar' (Cultural Mart) to be held at Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam in Public Gardens in the city.

Beginning September 7, the mart would be open on Sundays and other public holidays during 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"The aim is to promote these activities and support the experts of these traditional folk art forms," the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr Talasani Srinivasa Yadav, said. "While recognising their talents, the exercise intends to give them an exposure."

Addressing a news conference here, he said it was part of State Government's endeavour to promote tourism. He said the Government had started issuing identity cards to artisans.

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