Remote-controlled kites to debut at fest
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Hyderabad: Telangana State’s second International Kite Festival to be held from January 12 to 17 in Hyderabad is going to witness remote-controlled kites.
Traditionally, kites are flown with strings. But, remote-controlled flying of kites is something revolutionary which has not been seen in India so far. The joy of remote-control kite flying offers altogether a new experience for Indians for the first time, said Dr Geoffrey Fisher, Head of the Aga Khan Academy. These kites will be flown at a special night flying curtain raiser event at People’s Plaza on January 12, he said.
KITE 2017 festival is organized for the cause of women’s empowerment through girl-child education. It aims to raise the tourism profile and rich cultural heritage of Hyderabad as a ‘hidden jewel’ of India by attracting renowned international kite flyers to Telangana State. International teams from 17 countries and ten pan-Indian kite flying clubs will provide electrifying demonstrations throughout the week. PV Sindhu, Telangana State icon, will be the face of the festival.
The KITE Festival (TIKF) is organized to profile the long-standing regional tradition of kite-flying and the unique culture, crafts, and cuisine of Telangana through an exciting festival programme for schools, children, families and kite-flying enthusiasts of all ages, Tourism Secretary B. Venkatesham said.
Telangana Tourism is extending KITE into a week-long festival spread across four districts and expects a total footfall of 50,000. Festival passes are available online through BookMyShow. For any information, inquiries and advance school reservations, call 07330612555 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.kitefest.in. -NSS