Team Mangalore, a kite for hobby group formed with the aim to uphold Indian tradition, culture and art all around the world recently participated in the Dieppe International Kite..." />
Mangalore, September 28: Team Mangalore, a kite for hobby group formed with the aim to uphold Indian tradition, culture and art all around the world recently participated in the Dieppe International Kite Festival, France. The team comprising of Sarvesh Rao, Prashanth Upadhyaya( MRPL), Dinesh Holla and Subhash Pai( MRPL), took part in the international event with one seventy five other participants from over fourty two countries like Nepal, Indonesia, Pakistan, England, Netherlands etc.
One of the reasons to make this team popular is that it has caught everyone’s attention by placing Indian art forms high in the sky. Art forms like Yakshagana, Kathakali, Bharatanatyam, Bhootaraadhane and Pushpaka Vimaana were imprinted on kites by the team; their signature art piece.
This year has been the third consecutive visit of Team Mangalore to the Dieppe Festival, and another credit to our great team from Mangalore is that it is the only team from India to have been invited to France so far. The festival held every alternative year was organized by the Mayor of Dieppe to promote tourism and talent among artistes worldwide.
In addition to kite flying, the team also took a special interest to promote the South Indian cultural activities like Yakshagana performance enacted live by Mr. Prashanth Upadhyaya. Well known artiste Mr. Dinesh Holla did the live sketching of various Indian cultures. The live action taking place at the stall added more interest to the foreign nationals who gathered in huge number to learn more about the Indian team and it’s output. At the end of the festival, Team Mangalore won laurels and remained everyone’s favourite for it’s kites and variety in performances.
Team Mangalore is indeed doing Mangalore proud! We wish you all the best and hope to see the name in further International festivals to come!