Uttran .. Utrayan … Kite Festival in Ahmedabad


kite-fest-ahd-5 kite-fest-lord-ahd kite-fest-ahd-3 indian-kite-festival-2015-gujarat dukkal-kite-fest-ahd(PM Narendra Modi who hails from Gujarat initiated this mega event at riverfront of Sabaramati in Ahmedabad Gujarat. File pix)

Ahmedabad: 28th International Kite festival underway in Ahmedabad on Jan 8, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

A week-long international kite festival is being held at Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the festival this year.

As many as two thousand students from the schools run by the Municipal Corporation performed ‘suryanamaskar’ during the opening ceremony of the festival.

The theme pavilion based on ‘Tourist Destinations of Gujarat’, kite workshop, adventure games for kids, craft stalls to display the local art and food stalls with local delicacies are the major attractions of this year’s international kite festival.

Kites with different shapes, shades and colors are the main attraction for children-who gathered in large numbers to witness the event.

About 51 kite fliers from eight different states while more than 100 kite fliers from 31 countries are participating in this event.

Kite fliers from Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New-Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA are part of them.

The international kite fliers will also visit Palanpur, Rajkot, Vadodara, Pavagadh, Valsad and Gandhidham as a part of international kite festival.