India, Bhutan to set up cultural centre

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Thimphu, Aug 23: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and the Bhutan government have agreed to set up a centre to 'encourage more interest in the cultures of both countries'.

Indian embassy's second secretary, K K Sharma said that India is a culturally rich country and the culture generates a lot of interest abroad.

"The opening of the centre will familiarise people with this diversity, by increasing people to people contact between Bhutan and India," he said.

"Bhutan has many talented painters, sculptors and other kinds of artists and performers," he said, adding these groups will be able to visit and share their arts, crafts and ideas with their Indian counterparts through exchange programmes organised by the centre.

He also said that the centre will bring to the Bhutanese people's doorstep, opportunities to learn Indian musical instruments and languages, yoga, and other kinds of arts and craft.

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