Nirjala Gyaras which
holds both social as well as religious significance for Udaipurites was celebrated today with complete devotion and enthusiasm. While hundreds of devotees visited the Jagdish Temple, teenagers and kids were seen flocking to the kite shops of the city as the day is also well-known as the Kite Flying Day in Udaipur.
Kite Flying seems incomplete without mentioning Abdul Malik (in photo)
, the international kite flyer of Udaipur who died last year
due to prolonged illness. A small but vibrant kite flying community of Udaipur remembered the Late Abdul Malik today on the occasion of Nirjala Gyaras.
It was a moving scene when hundreds of kites tied together and imprinted with Abdul Malik’s photo touched the sky. Another budding kite flyer Abdul Kadir said, “Abdul Malik was my inspiration. Although we both flew kites separately, I will always remember his skills that taught me many a thing”.
Kadir flew kites opposite Rajeev Gandhi Park at Rani Road today evening. Kadir’s several designer kites attracted many people. He also flew a kite signifying the issue of female feticide. Abdul Malik’s parents and relatives were also present on the occasion including Trilok Purbia, Ex-MLA.
“He used to start preparing for 10 days before Gyaraas and would repair all his kites and start practicing new moves”, said Abdul Malik’s parents.