Before Appu was established as the 1982 Asian Games mascot, there was an incident that took place in New Delhi, involving a seven-year-old elephant named “Kuttinarayanan”. The elephant suffered an injury to his leg after falling into a septic tank. The leg injury did not heal until finally, he died. Apart from that, you may go to Venue ASIAN Games 2018 if you’re looking for the latest updates regarding the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia.
Although he just died on May 14, 2005, “Kuttinarayanan” has been enshrined in Appu’s figure. This story accompanies the 1982 Asian Games, a form of respect for Appu. In essence, the Asian Games mascot can be a lot of things, especially the tools to voice what the host country wants to voice.
Fortunately, a great change of mood regarding the Asian Games Mascots will be changed in 2018. In 2018, Bhin-bhin, Atung, and Kaka were present to voice messages from Indonesia. A message about the strength, strategy, and speed that becomes a patron of Energy of Asia. As a mascot, Bhin-bhin, Atung, and Kaka are not just a mascot. There is something they can say.
Questioning this mascot, maybe there will be more new mascots popping up, in line with the message the host country wants to convey. Like other countries that have been the host, at least Indonesia has done the right thing by setting Bhin-bhin, Atung, and Kaka to become message fans throughout Asia.