It's not a bird! It's not a plane! It's not even Superman! It's a whole bunch
of kites - of all sizes, shapes, colors, with tails or without, glowing in the
dark etc. etc.
A kite inspires a lot in any person's mind. From dreams of a long forgotten childhood
full of no worries to the large empty spaces that are possible only in the skies.
And kite-flying acts as a time for people of all ages and backgrounds to get together
and celebrate the simple pleasure - of having a ball without a care in the world.
The Department of Tourism provides just that kind of opportunity. The International
Kite Festival which drew a large crowd the last year it was held, is here again.
With participants from India as well as abroad, the event is sure to be memorable
and a novel way to spend the Makar Sankranti holidays.
This more often than not part-time, past-time is a serious business for some people.
So if you think this event is going to have a lukewarm response, think again.
After all, when next would you get an opportunity for your main aim in life, the
destruction of another's hopes? Excluding Triple X and his gang and the mafia
Go ahead and indulge in an activity which has been passed down through generations;
that celebrates the spirit of freedom in mankind. At the end of it, who wants
to wait another year for using words like "kat gayi", "dheel de" or "pench ladana"?
And one thing to be sure about is the crowd - so even if you are a rookie in this
art, just grab a pole. All's fair in love and war - and the last time I checked,
a game was a war, right?
The inauguration of the Festival is going to take place at 10:00am on the 14th
by T Srineevas Rao, the Minister of Tourism, and is going to be attended by various
For further information, please contact 2310-0455 or 2345-3110.