Right to vote is the biggest responsibility of the citizens of a
democratic nation. The sole meaning of being a democratic nation
crumbles if we, being the responsible citizens do not participate in the
Voting gives us the right to elect candidates who we
feel can rule the country and bring welfare to the countrymen. The right
to vote empowers the common man to question the policies of men sitting
in the Parliament.
Once in every 5 years, the Constitution renders our
right as the citizens of a Democratic Nation to analyze the working of
the Government, to be skeptical and judge them on the promises they
actually fulfilled and the promises that were just sugar coated words,
and wisely cast our votes to choose the flag bearers of the country.
note: Many visitors to this website come from India, a country with a
long kite-flying tradition. If that's not you, read on anyway, to get a
sense of the breadth and depth of kite flying over there!)
When the weather's good and you have the time, it's great to get out with a kite or 3. But what about on bad weather days? Then it's time to pull out...
"Kites Up!" - my downloadable kite-flying board game! Apart from towing indoor kites, doing a spot of imaginary flying is the next best thing :-)
What is FLY360?
Flying kites have always been favourite fun sports and when these beautiful looking paper cuttings fly
with an amazing message to tell you the how much your vote matters, wouldn’t it be appealing?
The universally acclaimed custom kite makers FLY360 organized spectacular kite flying shows in the
state of Karnataka, India, where elections are going in a full swing. Beautiful kites tailored for elections
graced the sky on 7th and 8th April in Dharwad and Hubli with a message of freedom, a freedom that is
gifted by the Constitution to its citizens to choose their leaders, thereby compelling the people to come
out in large numbers to cast their votes in the benefit of the country.
Impressed by the initiative, 7 members of FLY360 were invited by the IAS officer of Dharwad to grace a
special official meeting.
FLY360 have conducted such awareness events in various parts of the country for motivating people to
execute their right to vote.
At a FLY360 event
Events Organized By FLY360
The state of Karnataka participated in the biggest dance of Democracy on 23rd of April 2019. People came out in large numbers to execute their right to vote, and it's a matter of great pride for the state that around 70% of the population casted their vote, which is a 20% rise from the previous Elections.
At a FLY360 event
This overwhelming increase happened because of various factors. People understood their responsibility
as decision makers, and this was due to a number of motivation programmes organized by different
social firms. From social media groups to news anchors to radio jockeys, everyone contributed in unique
ways to bring out the zeal and enthusiasm amongst the crowd, which worked surprisingly well this year.
Of all the promotion campaigns, the kite show organised by the team of FLY360 attracted the maximum
crowd. It was probably the first time such an event was put up to motivate the citizens for voting.
The event was conducted in two phases in two different cities of Karnataka.
On 7th of April, colorful kites crafted by FLY360 glorified the blue sky of Dharwad at Shri Someshwar
Temple and KCD College during day and LED night flying kite show in evening respectively.
On the second day, the city of Hubli showcased the kites from FLY360 during the day event at
Nrupatunga Betta, followed by the night flying event.
Huge crowds gathered in both the cities, feasting their eyes on the proudly flying kites in the sky. Each
color of the kite engrossed with an appealing message. While some kites were tailored with creative
doodles, some others were crafted with quotes stating the importance of voting.
Both the days saw the creativity of the team at FLY360 reaching new heights. The beautiful kites were
example of the talent and passion with which the craftsmen at FLY360 worked, and with the same
passion and heart they organized the exclusive kite flying events. As a result of this Karnataka saw a
sweeping rise in the voters list.
FLY360 Helps During Elections
Right to vote is one of the fundamental rights of the citizen. Although the importance of voting is taught
right from the school days, somehow we as citizens fail to see our significant role in electing the
government. We complaint, we cry over unheard issues, we feel cheated over vain promises but we still
do not stand to vote for the party of our choice. This attitude is not only lame but is unapologetic. We fail
to do our duty towards our Nation.
Therefore, with the kite flying event, FLY360 took a beautiful initiative to attract the crowd using one the
most loves sport of the nation. And their efforts showed wonderful results. For using kites as motivational
tool, the creative team at FLY360 crafted kites studded with LED lights. Moreover, this was a very unique
way of introducing the first time voters.
Have a look at this video footage.
FLY360 Kite Making Workshops
FLY360 also gives the opportunity to anyone who is interested to design his own kite to come and attend
the kite making workshops. These workshops are conducted all over the world, where people craft
custom made kites in the shapes and designs of their choice.
During the election months in the country, FLY360 is conducting workshops where people can come up
with their unique designs and captions to support their party.
Your vote is your duty. It provides you with the power to make the most important decision that will dictate
the course of your nation for the next five years.
So, do not waste time in complaining and making lame excuses. If the past government didn’t stand up to
your expectations, now is the time to go out and cast your choice.
Click or tap below to open the gallery of large images... Best viewed on a laptop or desktop of course!
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)