Sanjha Morcha

Paramotors, military bands lend festive touch to Sukhna

CHANDIGARH: A dash of festive colour and music was added to the Sukhna Lake area on Tuesday as paramotors displayed their skills and military bands entertained people in the run-up to the Military Literature Festival.

SANJEEV SHARMA/HTA soldier displaying his skills during the rehearsal in the run­up to the Military Literature Festival near the Punjab and Haryana Secretariat ground in Chandigarh on Tuesday.

A five-member team of paramotors flew over Panjab University, Uttar Marg, Madhya Marg and Sector 3 after taking flight from Rajindra Park.

Interacting with the media after the flight, the captain of the pilots’ team, Abhay Singh Rathore, said he had read about the city and its greenery but this flight provided him an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful aerial view of the city.

Rehearsals for the horse-riding event, Equitation Tattoo, were held at the Punjab and Haryana Civil Secretariat ground, where the programme is scheduled to be held on Wednesday.

Seventy horse riders, including children, took part in the rehearsals of the show jumping.

All events are free and open to the public.