Team Mangalore all set to colour the skies of Dieppe

Team Mangalore all set to colour the skies of Dieppe with its unpublished kites from September 10 -18

Mangaluru: Team Mangalore held a press meet at the Orchid Gallery, Hampankatta here on September 2.

Addressing the mediapersons Servesh Rao said that the Team Mangalore founded in 1998, clubbed with the technical handling by Prashanth, artistic design of Dinesh Holla and manual work by Satish Rao, Pranesh and rest of its members. The Team’s ‘Kathakali’ 36 feet Kite has instituted its position as the colossal kite in India in the Limca Book of Records. The other giant kites of the team are Yakshagana, Gajaraja, Rakshasa, Bhootakola, Garuda, Pushpaka Vimana and many more. The material used for the bigger kites like Rip Stop Nylon Fabric, Carbon fiber tubes and local bamboo has made the kites unique. The team has been participating in the international kite festivals within India such as in Baroda, Rajkot, Ahmadabad, Surat, Silvasa and Hyderabad and in other countries like Dubai, Qatar, South Korea, Srilanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, Italy, UK, Canada and France.

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The 19th international Kite Festival will be held on the lawns of Dieppe beach, France from September 10 – 18, 2016. The chosen theme this year is, ‘ARTS PREMIERS’, aboriginal, indigenous, native, and traditional folk art. Team Mangalore was invited in 2006 as an exchange visit to France, this exchange has greatly evolved over the years. Now the team participates representing India at its every edition of its once in two year’s festival.

Dinesh Holla and Satish Rao from Team Mangalore are the members attending the show with the team’s creativity kites ‘Dhampathi’ the applique Delta kite 18 feet height and 12 feet width and ‘Adhivasi’ a 3 feet and 5 feet width Rokkaku kite additionally added are ‘Surya’, ‘Deepa’, ‘Bird’ and variety of Delta Kites.

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For the first time since its inception, Dinesh Holla, the designer of Team Mangalore was the brain behind the cosmetically designed publicity poster of the 2014 and 2016 edition of the event with an invitation to the signing session on his designed publicity poster 2014 purchased as a souvenir by every visitor.

Dinesh Holla is invited by the general organizer Dieppe Capital of Kites Sandrine Frébourg to exhibit 36 flamed line artworks entitled ‘Raga Rekha’ at the main entrance hall of the event. The special attraction at the venue by Dinesh Holla is a live demonstration of line art sketch on the 36-meter canvas featuring the essence of the tribal art form travelling from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and west to east tribes of India. The tribal line art showcases aiming to bring audiences closer to a fascinating traditional folk art form that signifies India’s rich heritage and culture of ‘Adivasis’. The 36-meter canvas will be made available for sale at the venue the sources received will be given has scholarship to the tribal students of Western Ghats.

Speaking to the meidapersons Dinesh Holla said, “A signing campaign to Save the Western Ghats will be requested at Dieppe Kite Festival with about kite flyers from forty-eight invited countries. Along with the signed petition, a letter will be submitted to UNESCO for the conservation of the pristine biodiversity of the Western Ghats. We will also hand over a memorandum to the Mayor of Dieppe and the Mayor will hand over the same to UNESCO”.

The team will fly to Dieppe on September 6th from Mangaluru and take part in the 10-day International Kite festival.

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