Kerala chief Minister Oommen Chandy to inaugurate GKSF on 1-12-2015

The 9th edition of the phenomenal shopping festival of Kerala, the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival will begin from December 2015 and ends at January 2016.

The shopping festival is conducted by the Tourism Department in co-ordination with the Industries & Commerce Department, Finance Department and Local Self Government Departments. Through this shopping festival,the Kerala Government intends to transform the state into a hub for international shopping experience and thereby launch Shopping Tourism in the state. In the process, the brand image of Kerala Tourism would go a long way to help upgrade the infrastructure of traditional marketing centers in Kerala. Huge range of automobiles, electronic appliances, jewellers, textiles and the products like famous spices, cashew, coir and handicrafts from the production centers are easily available in wide charge and shops registered under the GKSF offer wide range of discounts, vat refunds, gift coupons, scratch and win, weekly draws, sponsored gifts and mega lucky draws etc.

GKSF scheme for the destitute

The Avarku Vendi Namukku Vangam scheme to help the destitute being implemented by the State government as part of the Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF) is praiseworthy, Governor P. Sathasivam has said. He was speaking after inaugurating the scheme at Raj Bhavan here on Monday. The clothes bought by the Governor were received by Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar. A number of schools and social and voluntary organisations have expressed their support for the scheme, which aims at bringing together individuals and institutions for this purpose. Mr. Anil Kumar presented a memento to Mr. Sathasivam.

Inaugural ceremony of GKSF Season 9 will held at Kollam Cantonment Ground on December 1st,2015"

Inauguration ceremony of GKSF Season 9 will held at Kollam Cantonment Ground on December 1st, 2015 at 5.30 PM.Inaguration held by Kerala chief Minister Oommen Chandy