A look at flying colours

A look at flying colours

Kite Festival

A look at flying colours

The event will be held on January 26 at the Palace Grounds, when kites of different shapes and sizes will dot the skies.

Awita from France, said to be one of the best kite-flyers, will show his kite-flying skills with a huge and uniquely inflated kite, while compatriot Baptiste Poupeau will have a jumping kite up in the sky.

Apart from that, there will be strange kite displays by Derek Kuhn from the UK and Tom and Maria Vinken from Holland.

Not to be left behind, the Indian challenge will be from award-winning individuals and teams from across the country — the Mangalore Kite team with its Pushpak Viman; V K Rao with a chain kite hued as the national flag; Golden Kite Club from Hyderabad and known kite-flyers such as Gopal Patel from Ahmedabad, Digan Joshi from Mumbai among others will be tugging at the twine thread.

The Nisarga Kite Club from Maharashtra has promised something special and it is going to be real huge.  The ring kite, which they are planning to fly ,supposedly weighs 100 kg and is 60-foot-tall.

The event is supported by Adishwar Electro World. The proceeds of the kite festival, organised by JCI Bangalore Garden City, an NGO, will go towards providing free education for 10,000 poor students.  For details, call 9901490616, 9886141454. Donor passes are available at bookmyshow.com