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Treasure hunt for children

Staff Reporter

Around 200 students from various schools are expected to take part in the treasure hunt

KOCHI: It's time for kids to hit the road. That is exactly what DeeCee Books is organising to celebrate this year's Children's Day.

The ten-day Kids Fest will be marked by a treasure hunt on bicycles. If the organisers are to be believed, this is going to be "an action-packed knowledge hunt with kids going crazy and funny".

On Sunday, around 200 students of high school and higher secondary school levels from different schools in the city will race across the city on their bicycles.

They will follow the clues given to them to reach the goal. In the process, they will interact with the culture and heritage of the city in close quarters.

At the end of the treasure hunt, more than prizes there are a lot many of them, say the organisers it is this knowledge that really counts. The treasure hunt will be flagged off at 8.30 a.m. from DeeCee showroom at Chittoor Road.

For those who are too little for a ride across the city, there is a smiling competition. Children aged between 3 and 7 years can participate in the `Glittering Smiles' competition.

The `Kids Fest' began on Children's Day by a group of differently-abled children from Adarsh Special School. Actor Cuckoo Parameswaran released a set of greeting cards designed out of paintings by these kids.

All participants will receive certificates and an offer for free horse-riding trial.

Registration to both the competitions is free.

Forms are available at schools and also at DC bookstores.

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