Mysuru, Oct 9: The scintillating display of daredevil feats of the motorcycle team was among the highlights of the torchlight parade at Bannimantap grounds, concluding the 10-day Dasara festivities, here on Tuesday.
For more than two hours after the programme began with Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala taking a salute from the marching contingents of police, home guards and guides, besides others, the crowd, fill to the capacity of the ground, was treated to a visual delight.
The daredevilry of the motorcycle team enthralled the audience, with its remarkable feats, on a moving bike. The team members displayed a perfect co-ordination between man and machine. The team also comprised of two clowns, who regaled the children in the audience.
A ballet staged by a music troupe from Karnataka, was a welcome addition to the list of events for the torchlight parade. The boys and girls, attired in multi-coloured garments, danced to the lilting music and Kannada lyrics.
With lights in the grounds turned off, the burning torches provided a breath-taking view. To add to the excitement among the audience, various artists, who came here from across the country, performed a number of cultural dances.
At the end of the event, there were spectacular fireworks. Apart from the Governor, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, In-Charge Minister V Somanna and other VVIPs attended in the parade.(UNI)