BENGALURU: What was the site of a bomb blast a few weeks ago, was a sea of colours filled with laughter as Church Street on Saturday decided to overcome the grim atmosphere that hung over the area.
More than 100 people participated in the ‘Church Street Kite Carnival’ aimed at spreading cheer and positivity. The event was organised by ‘Bangalore Needs You’, a citizen’s movement.
People were seen on rooftops trying to keep their kites flying high in the sky with many teaching their children the art of kite flying. The initiative received great support from all the business establishments on Church Street. Most of them had allowed access to their rooftops so that the public could engage in the kite-flying activity.
Vijaya Nagaraj, an IT professional said, “The bomb blast was very difficult to digest and coming out like this after all that happened is our way of asking Church Street and Bengaluru to not be cowed down.”
Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Gowda, who also participated, said he hoped this move would help people forget the heinous incident and create an air of positivity in the city.