Cheering kids

AN AVERAGE child would love to ``meet'' his or her favourite cartoon characters in flesh and blood, and perhaps even shake hands with them!

A popular trend at fairs and functions for children is the presence of larger-than-life size cartoon figures, at the entrance.

The ``person'' who actually dons this huge costume is aided by a whirring battery-operated motor to keep him ventilated and cheerful enough to greet his fan-children, who throng around the ''cartoon character,'' jubilantly.

Little surprise then that Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck were the favourite ushers, at the Hindu Young World quiz competition held in Madurai on Wednesday.

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