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Virtual exhibition showcasing Israeli culture opens in Bengaluru

Updated: Sep 09, 2016 17:27 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sept.9 (ANI): A virtual exhibition, showcasing the culture of Israel, titled 'Open a Door to Israel', opened in Bengaluru, Karnataka, on Thursday.

Consul General of Israel Yael Hashavit inaugurated the exhibition.

As part of the exhibition nine 'Curiosity Doors', concealing huge LED screens, have been erected at MG Road Metro station. Each screen acts as a doorway to a different aspect of life in Israel.

Hashavit said that the exhibition would help people know Israel better.

"This is in exhibit is a great opportunity for the Indians to experience Israel. Each one of the doors represents one of Israel's values which the visitor can get a short glimpse by playing, catching and connecting with the people of Israel," said Hashavit.

Travellers at MG Road can open any of the doors and virtually experience the beaches, nightlife, family life, heritage or education system of Israel through interactive videos. Each visitor will have 30 minutes to walk through all the doors.

It is aimed at further strengthening the people-to-people contact between India and Israel.

Over 40,000 Indians visit Israel every year, government data reveals. However, they are mostly pilgrims who visit holy sites.

The 17-day exhibition will go on from September 9 to September 25 and Israeli authorities expect it to be thronged by curious visitors. (ANI)