Continuing the drive to engage passengers in a unique manner, Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) spread out its Children’s Day celebration for three days starting November 12. Stakeholders appreciated the caricatures, magic, and juggling that formed part of the celebration. Children understood the nuances that define caricature, the dexterity that magicians bring to the table, and the art of balancing that jugglers revel in.
Eminent caricature artist Harishchandra Shetty M, aka “Harini,” set the ball rolling for Children’s Day celebrations on November 12. Harini drew broad smiles from the young and old alike by transforming their facial features into fine caricatures. His pen moved in sync with his observation powers, and the white paper that served as his canvas came alive with bold and deft strokes, revealing his audience, who posed for him.
Jideesh R. and his assistant Manikantan M. took the children into the mystical world of magic with their mesmerising performance on November 13. Jideesh actively involved his young audience as volunteers. The chance to see magic up close and personal while Jideesh held all his cards close to his chest left the young and old amazed. The simple yet uncomplicated “magic” acts left the audience spellbound.
The stage belonged to Ratheesh P. K., who effortlessly juggled items big and small in the grand finale performance on Children’s Day. Weaving his way through the passengers in the domestic security hold area, Ratheesh did not lose sight of the objects that he was so adroitly balancing. The giggles of children and gasps of admiration from the adults were the perfect acknowledgement of his juggling skill.