The Mumbai leg of the International Kite Festival was held on Wednesday and was inaugurated by Dinesh Dasa, Board of Directors of Gujarat Tourism and Shaina NC from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Priyadarshni Park & Sports Complex, Malabar Hill in the city.
More than 40 kitists from India and different countries like France, Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Vietnam and Estonia participated in the festivities and indulged in kite-flying all throughout the day.
Sharing details on the host of events lined up as part of the 26th edition of International Kite Festival, Kamlesh Patel, Chairman TCGL , said, "This year we will witness a milestone as we celebrate the Silver Jubilee edition of Gujarat's flagship event- the International Kite Festival. This year's festival will be bigger than ever, covering 9 different locations including Ahmedabad, Delhi and several new destinations like Dhordo(White Rann), the beautiful Mandvi beach, Rajkot, Bharuch, Vadodara, Saputara."
"This is the third consecutive time we have brought the International Kite festival to Mumbai and it is exhilarating to see the enthusiasm amongst the kitists who have come down from different parts of the globe to be a part of this festival," said Patel.
The itinerary of the International Kite Festival this year will cover Delhi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Saputara, Dhordo(White Rann), Bharuch,Rajkot and Mandvi, starting with Delhi on the Jan 7.
Other cities including Saputara and Rajkot will host the festival on Jan 9 while Bharuch and White Rann/Kutch Mandvi will follow-on the 10th. Vadodara will host the festival on Jan 11. The 26th International Kite Festival will culminate in Ahmedabad, at the Sabarmati River Front on Jan 12-13.
--IBNS (Posted on 09-01-2014)