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Paramotor displays, military bands add festive colour to military literature festival

Chandigarh, December 5:

A blast of festive colour and music was added on Tuesday to the City Beautiful by Paramotors displaying their skills and Military Bands entertained people in the run-up to the Military Literature Festival (MLF) scheduled to be held here from December 7 to 9.

Even as Sukhna Lake area reverberated with the powerful beats of the Military Bands, a five-member Paramotors team showed their professional maneuvers in the sky over Sukhna Lake area, Punjab University, Uttar Marg, Madhya Marg and Sector 3, after taking flight from Rajindra Park.

Interacting with the media after finishing the flight, the captain of the pilots’ team, Abhay Singh Rathore, said he had read a lot about the city and its greenery but this flight provided him an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful aerial view of the city. “Paramotoring is an exciting and adventurous activity-cum-sports and I love my job even though it is an extremely challenging one,” he said, adding that he was one of the few international certified pilots eligible to train trainee Paramotors.

Meanwhile, the rehearsals for the horse riding event ‘Equitation Tattoo’ took place at Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat ground, where the programme is scheduled to be held tomorrow. A total of 70 horse riders participated in the rehearsals of various horse-riding competitions, with even young children performing horse jumping events.

According to Colonel Rusnil Singh Chahal the horse riding performances to be held on Wednesday include Flag hoisting, Standing salute, Children’s march past, Tent pegging, Children’s fault and out, Mule trick riding show and Show jumping.

Many famous horse riding schools, clubs, societies, including Chandigarh Horse Riders Society, Western Command Triveni Riding School, besides the armed and police teams, will participate in the event.

All events are free for the general public with elaborate arrangements made at all the venues, including the main Lake Club where the Festival is scheduled to be held.