Remote-controlled kites to debut at fest

  • 2nd international gala in Hyderabad from Jan 12

Hyderabad:A�Telangana State’s second International Kite Festival to be held from January 12 to 17 in Hyderabad is going to witnessA�remote-controlled kites.

A�Traditionally, kites are flown with strings.A�A�But, remote-controlled flying of kites is something revolutionary which has not been seen inA�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 theA�Aga KhanA�Academy.A�A�These kites will be flown at a special night flying curtain raiser event at Peoplea��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 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.A�PV Sindhu,A�TelanganaA�StateA�icon, will be the face of the festival.A�A�

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.A�

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, website:A� -NSS

1 Response

  1. Raghuram says:

    A 15-year-old was critically injured due to electric shock while flying kite in Hyderabad.

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