Udaipur to Host International Kite Flying Festival
It is indeed going to be a proud moment for Udaipurites, when Udaipur will play host to many countries at the International Kite Festival.
The International Kite Festival will be organized at Railway Training Ground and the tentative dates known so far are 5th to 7th January 2010. Abdul Malik an Internationally acclaimed Kite Flyer from Udaipur will be coordinating the whole event.
It is indeed going to be a proud moment for Udaipurites, when Udaipur will play host to many countries at the International Kite Flying Festival.
The International Kite Festival will be organized at Railway Training Ground Maharana Bhupal Stadium and the tentative dates known so far are 5th to 7th January 2011. Department of Tourism, Gov. of Rajasthan will be managing the whole event.
As told by authorities, participants 25 countries including are expected to reach Udaipur for this International festival and 30 kite flyers from different Indian states. Kites flown by these participants will be in tune with their countries’ culture and tradition. The kites will thus provide a glimpse of the various culture and traditions of the various countries that are participating.
Kites are really popular among Indians including Udaipurites. Kites are in great demand in especially during the time of Nirjala Ekadashi, the kite flying day of Mewar.
The popularity and excitement about kites can be seen at the time of Nirjial Ekadashi as many children and youngsters can be seen together with their families on their respective terraces flying kites, enjoying and shouting ‘Kataa haii’. Thus kites are very close to the heart and soul of Udaipurites.
Kites now-a -day are available in various colors, sizes and shapes together with the traditional shaped kites. There are many kites which also have a social message written on them.
From Udaipur, Abdul Malik will fly kites, he is not only kite flyer but also the maker of his own kites. This special trait of making kites makes him different from others. This time he will focus on Rajasthani Culture and Tradition for the International festival, he said.