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Chidren at Heritage Museum Gunfoundry, Hyderabad

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, 2015 the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Telangana conducted essay competitions for 120 children on 24th September, 2015, Junior grade 4-7 and Senior grade 8 onwards.

Essay writing was conducted on topics such as "Your favorite tourist sight in Telangana and why?" for Juniors and "How to make tourist friendly places ?" for seniors. The session started with an interactive discussion on what is "Tourism", how it benefits the country and community.

After the discussion we introduced this topic to the children. Once they completed the writing competition, they were taken to Centenary museum and the Gunfoundry, a more than 200-year old site, across the road. The cannons and the cannon balls were once manufactured here.

s The event was conducted at the Directorate, State Archaeology and Museums, Gunfoundry from 9:30hrs to 13:30hrs.