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Shagai to be collected for foreigners in Kazakhstan

21 February, 10:30 219
Shagai to be collected for foreigners in Kazakhstan

It is supposed that shagai (ankle bones) will be presented in Kazakhstan pavilions at different international exhibitions.

Kazakh Tourism, a national company, intends to launch an action in the country to collect shagai (ankle bones). The collected ones in Kazakhstan will be presented and gifted to foreigners at different international exhibitions. It was said by chairman of the Board of JSC NC Kazakh Tourism Rashib Kuzembaev at a press-conference, BNews.kz reports.

In his speech, he notes that the organizers have already collected the necessary amount of shagai for the ITB Berlin exhibition, which is held on March.

“We will hold a number of exhibitions, we also plan to present shagai not only during visiting exhibitions, but also at the exhibitions that will be in Kazakhstan. For instance, Astana and Almaty hold numerous events on May. We intend to turn it into a brand, a Kazakh brand, so that each guest has an opportunity to get or buy it,” chairman of the Board of JSC NC Kazakh Tourism Rashid Kuzembaev said.

As was revealed, it is planned to present shagai at exhibitions in China, Hong-Gong, South Korea, Poland and other countries.

According to Rashid Kuzembayev, a start to the action will be announced later. It is known that it lasts during a year in the country.  Collection points of shagai will appear in shopping centers and markets in Astana.

“We want the action to be regular, because our wish is that not only foreigners have shagai, but also each Kazakh family, school, kindergarten,” he said.

At the end, the organizers noted that playing shagai develops small motor skills of hands that facilitates to the development of both hemispheres of brain improving cognitive functions and logic.

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