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The sky will be a riot of colours today

Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: Bangalore skies will witness a riot of colours on Tuesday when more than 100 kites of different shapes and designs will soar high from Palace Grounds.

Organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI), Bangalore, the kite festival, called Flying Colours, will see the participation of kite flying clubs and enthusiasts from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad, and also Bangalore and Mangalore.

“A wide array of kites with mind-boggling shapes and sizes will vie with each other to rule the skies,” said Nithin Luniya, president of JCI, Bangalore.

“The best flyers from all over from the country will be taking part in this festival. Seven kite flying clubs with more than 60 participants and two hobby flyers are participating. The public too will be allowed to fly kites,” Mr. Luniya added.

As a special attraction on Republic Day, people will also get to see gigantic tri-coloured kites and train kites consisting of 100 Indian flags.

On Monday, about 70 kite enthusiasts flew their kites at the Palace Grounds during a rehearsal.

The festival has been organised to fund education for under-privileged children. Donor passes are priced at Rs. 99. The festival will commence at 9 a.m. and will go on till 5 p.m.

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