Ahmedabad, January 9: Gujarat, this week has turned more eventful and colourful as a seven-day international kite festival began on Sunday at Sabarmati river Front in Ahmedabad.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani inaugurated the festival. During this festival, several enthusiasts from across the world come here and showcase their innovative designs.
The main attraction of this year’s kite festival is the theme itself based on 'Tourist Destinations of Gujarat' which highlights the importance and speciality of various tourists places. kite workshop, adventure games for kids, craft stalls to display the local art and food stalls with local dishes etc. are also being subject to major attractions.
More than two thousand students from the schools of Municipal Corporation performed 'Surya namaskar' during the opening ceremony of the festival which also attracted visitors. Kites with different shapes, shades and colors are the main attraction for children who gathered in large numbers to witness the event.
Interestingly, being an Indan festival only 51 kite fliers from eight different states from India are taking part. Whereas, more than 100 kite fliers from 31 different countries are participating in this event. Notably, Kite fliers from Canada, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, New-Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA are taking part in this event.
During this event, Kite fliers will also visit Palanpur, Rajkot, Vadodara, Pavagadh, Valsad and Gandhidham as a part of the international kite festival. The kite flying festival will conclude on the festival of Makar Sankranti that is on 14th of January.
Importantly, the International Kite Festival India 2017 is an event to display amazing collections of simple and fancy kites in all shapes and sizes. Groups of people participate in high kite flying if size is too big. The sky is filled with bright colors of kites on banks of Sabarmati (Gandhi to Nehru Bridge). International visitors can also learn the Gujarati style of kite flying with screams all over the place.