A cultural evening will be organised as part of the Mysuru Shopping Festival 2016, at the Dufferin Clock Tower (famously known as Chikka Gadiyara) on May 14. This will be a weekly affair and will be held from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. On Saturday, May 14, Mysuru’s famous folk artist Devendra Varaprasad will render folk songs and there will be a cultural show “Pata Kunitha”.
According to a press release from B S Prashanth, the Chairman of Mysuru Shopping Festival and Mysore Travel Mart, the initiative is aimed at targeting tourists. “Since tourists visiting the city are not privy to the rich culture in performing arts, the Mysuru Shopping Festival will be organizing cultural events with a view to promote fine arts, the culture of the city. This will attract foreign tourists and at the same time, will promote and encourage local artists,” he said.
“It is a very good opportunity to showcase the talent by local artists and this will be a great entertainer for foreign tourists as there are no cultural activities around when they visit the city on weekends,” he added.
MYSURU SHOPPING FESTIVAL
The Mysuru Shopping Festival 2016 is redefining shopping in Mysuru and promoting culture and local artists. The festival, modelled on the lines of international shopping festivals, is one of its kind shopping festival which will be held in the city from September 24 to November 5. The 43-day shopping extravaganza spanning from Dasara to Deepavali, organized by Mediatree and supported by Mysore Travels Association and Mysore Travel Mart in association with Karnataka tourism. The festival seeks to provide an international shopping experience to the tourists who visit the city and also to local residents