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Calling kite lovers to ride through skies

Calling kite lovers to ride through skies
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The three day extravaganza will create riot of colours in the air which will attract attention and enthusiasm across. Delhiites who have been indulging in this sport for many years will have a visual delight to watch for. Professional Kite Flying experts from across India and World will be taking part in this year’s kite festival.

The festival will be inaugurated by Somnath Bharti, Minister of Tourism, Law, Art & Culture & Administrative Reforms, Govt. of Delhi.

The festival has a lot in store. Some of the major highlights are night kite flying, where expert kite flyers will fly kites attaching LED lights and kite trails, which will have more than 100 kites on one string.

Famous international kite flyers like Barbara Meyer from USA, Bob C from UK ,Sami Sayeghs from Beirut, Tinton and Sari from Indonesia, Cho from South Korea and Antonio from France will be demonstrating their skills in this year’s Delhi International Kite Festival.

They would demonstrate their kite flying skills with kites like Hexagon Stars, Sled Kites, Delta kites, Barongi kites and many more. This year the festival will have 30 expert Kite Flyers from across India from places like Kerala, Chennai, Rajkot, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Mangalore, Trivandrum and Delhi.
A theme stall is also set up where an exhibition on the history of kites will enlighten visitors about this age old art. This stall will also display kites of different sizes from one square inch to 70 square inch, kites made of tissue paper, elastic paper, bamboo, cloth, etc.

More so Delhiites will get a perfect opportunity to savour lip smacking food as there will be a food stall, which will have street foods of Delhi and Rajasthani food. Cultural programs scheduled every evening will enthral the visitors too. There will be folk music performances, dances by Sahitya Kala Parishad. There will be magic shows, puppet shows, biscope, longman etc. to provide visitors a fun filled time at the Kite Festival.

A special kite making demonstration for children will be organised where professional kite flyers will showcase their expertise and demonstrate the art of kite making. A painting competition for children will also be organised on 25 Jan, (Saturday) at 2 pm at the venue.

Delhi Tourism’s sole purpose to celebrate kite festival is to revive the fading age old tradition and give an opportunity to Delhiites to witness patangbaazi out in the open.

When: 24-26 January; Timings: 12pm-6pm
Where: Golden Jubilee Park. Near Old Yamuna Iron Bridge
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