Spectacular torchlight parade

Spectacular torchlight parade

  A spectacular torchlight parade by the police training school personnel in Yelahanka, marked the end of the nine-day Dasara festivities at Bannimantap here on Wednesday.

A 350-strong team used torchlights to welcome the audience with a ‘suswagatha’ in Kannada, at the parade. Performing various drills, the police created arithmetic formations such as plus and multiplication, even as the contingent performed to the tunes of the Police band.

They also formed Dasara-402, Karnataka Police and Jai Chamundi designs much to the delight of the crowd. They closed with a ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘At your service,’ the motto of the police.

Earlier, a 20-member team of the ASC Military Police drew the attention of the crowd by displaying their skills on the Royal Enfield motorbikes. Performing acts like criss-crossing between bikes, riding parallel in opposite directions in breath-taking speeds, the team wowed the audience.

A team of mounted policemen led by Maribashetty performed tent pegging, during which each of the horsemen aimed their spears at the fire stacks lined-up on the grounds. The programme concluded with a colourful array of fireworks. Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj inaugurated the programme by receiving the guard of honour.

While the ASC Military Police team was performing a stunt, two motorbikes crashed into each other injuring one of the riders. The driver suffered minor injuries while the motorbike was partially damaged.