Gujarat kicks off International Kite Festival

10 January 2016, 01:54 PM

Kite enthusiasts from around the world are all set to dot the skies of Ahmedabad with colourful kites as part of the global kite festival.

The 28th International kite festival starts today. The festival is organised by Gujarat Tourism and Vadodara Municipal Corporation.

Around 90 kite flyers from about 15 countries participated in the festival. The festival is celebrated and regarded as the valuable cultural enrichment that exists in the country.

This global kite festival will also display the handicrafts manufactured by underprivileged women.

This move comes as a step towards the empowerment of the underprivileged women in the state, to provide a platform for women artisans.

Also the Women Development Corporation have given the stalls for putting up the handicrafts manufactured by underprivileged women.

The festival also known as ‘Uttarayan’ is also being celebrated at several places in the state including Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar, Bhuj, Porbandar, Modhera and Khambhat.

First Published: Sunday, January 10, 2016 13:44 [IST]
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