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Workshop to showcase Bengal’s dying arts

KOLKATA

This World Tourism Day, jive to the spirited steps and energetic beats of the traditional Chhau dance – Indian tribal martial dance – learn the nuances of its choreography at a workshop here and appreciate the significance of such heritage art forms that are struggling to survive today.

The workshop will be conducted Saturday at the Victoria Memorial Hall here on the occasion of World Tourism Day (WTD), according to Zeenews.

According to the United Nations website, this year’s WTD focuses on “tourism and community development” and “draws special attention to the role of tourism in contributing to one of the building blocks of a more sustainable future for all, community development”.

The Hall, an iconic edifice of the city, drew more than 33 lakh tourists last year. And being a top tourist destination, it has joined hands with an NGO, banglanatak.com, to celebrate and showcase dying arts and craft of rural West Bengal and highlight how these folk arts can add to livelihoods.

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