Manipal: The 7th edition of 'Tarang' held at the football ground in End Point here on Sunday, February 3, and put together by the Volunteer Services Organization of Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), drew young and old alike to the fun and frolic associated with the annual kite flying event. The theme this year, “I am, I Will”, was similar to the World Cancer Day (February 4) theme only to create awareness about the dreadful disease.
The annual kite flying day attracted thousands of people who enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of drama, dance, street plays and other entertainment that was organised along with kite flying. Over thousands of kites were also sold, according to VSO Coordinator Dr. Anup Naha. Anup expects the proceeds from the event to cross a lakh of rupees. “The funds will be used to support awareness on prevention of cancer,” he said.
Raghupathi Bhat, MLA, Udupi constituency, was present in the event. Dr. H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor, MAHE inaugurated the function by flying a kite. Dr. Ballal appreciated the cause for which the funds were being collected by VSO.
The three-hour fun-filled programme had plenty of entertainment for everyone. Food stalls with a variety of stuff, dances by the students of Asare, Academy School and kids residing in Saralabettu slums and cultural activities by student teams from various colleges of MAHE were held.
Students from drama teams of KMC, MCOPS performed streetplays depicting causes and early prevention of cancer to create awareness among the crowd. A number of games were also arranged for children who attended the event.
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