International kite festival in Vadodara

Vadodara: Colourful kites of various shapes and size, flown by 90 participants from 15 countries, today dotted the sky here during the day-long international kite festival.

City mayor Bharat Danger inaugurated the festival, jointly organised by Gujarat Tourism and Vadodara Municipal Corporation this morning.

Around 90 kite flyer’s from 15 countries across the globe participated in the festival of which special kite flying team from Maharashtra was the centre of attraction, officials said.

“The Kite Festival depicts our vibrant spirit. This festival is now generating much more employment. It is a major tourism event in the state and has boosted tourism,” said Director, Tourism Corporation of Gujarat, Amit Thaker.

Vadodara MP Ranjanaben Patel urged people to remain careful while flying kites.

Former city mayor Umakant Joshi, settled in USA came for the festival and enthralled the audience as he flew some kites.

Civic body chief H S Patel, District Collector Avantika Singh and others were present on the occasion.