Tamil conference hot air balloon arrives in city

SURPRISE:School students watching a hot air balloon brought to the city as part of the publicity campaign for the World Classical Tamil Conference in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

SURPRISE:School students watching a hot air balloon brought to the city as part of the publicity campaign for the World Classical Tamil Conference in Tiruchi on Wednesday.

TIRUCHI: The city was pleasantly surprised to find a hot air balloon in the sky over the St.Joseph’s College grounds on Wednesday, holding out an invitation to the public for the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held in Coimbatore from June 23 to 27.

The giant-sized balloon with a photograph of Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi and the logo of the conference is used as a part of the promotional campaign in the run up to the conference.

A large number of inquisitive school children thronged the grounds to have a closer look at the balloon.

The balloon was in the city for about three hours on Wednesday morning when a few fortunate kids got an opportunity to hop on to it and go up for short tethered rides to about 50 feet high. K.N.Nehru, Transport Minister, and N.Selvaraj, Forest Minister, also took the ride. V.Dakshinamurthy, Collector (in-charge), T.T. Balsamy, Corporation Commissioner, M.Anbazhagan, Deputy Mayor, and officials were present. Mr.Nehru appealed to the City residents to attend the conference in large numbers.

The balloon was being taken to various districts as part of the publicity campaign.

Source : The Hindu

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