Greenix cultural and ethnic village inaugurated

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Kochi, Aug 19 (UNI) Greenix Village, a unique artistic complex where Kerala's ethnic and cultural diversity has been recreated in its original splendour, was inaugurated by Kerala Fisheries and registration Minister S Sharma at Fort Kochi near here, last evening.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sharma said ventures like Greenix village would go a long way in promoting Kerala's unique art and culture beyond the borders of the state.

The minister also released a show book on the State's art forms at the function.

Mr Cherian Philip, Chairman of the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC), in his address said Greenix village was an unique,encouraging example of growing private participation in promoting State's culture and tourism.

Mr Philip also honoured seven prominent artistes at the function.

The 45,000 sq feet facility, promoted by city-based Greenix Ventures Private Limited, is intended for tourists, students and researchers across the globe and showcases various facets of the State's culture and ethnic traditions.

The complex comprises of a multiplex of two theatres for dance performances and a cultural museum apart from a variety of other facilities. It also houses a Kalaripayattu training centre, an art gallery restaurant, a yoga centre, a curio shop and seven rooms for homestay of those who are interested in researching and learning Kerala's art forms.

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