09-01-2018 09:34 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
Kite enthusiasts from all over the world to participate in the event
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani inaugurated the International Kite Festival at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The Governor O.P. Kohli was also present at the state government-sponsored festival that will culminate on January 14, which is celebrated as Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti).
The festival provided an opportunity to nearly 100 kite enthusiasts from 18 Indian states and hundreds of them from Ahmedabad itself to display their kite flying skills on the occasion. Around 150 delegates from 44 countries, including the UK, South Korea, New Zealand, China, Indonesia and Malaysia, have arrived in the city to participate in the event.
The festival will also give a boost to the kite industry, which employs around three lakh people.