Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kite festival in Belgaum on Jan 16, 17

Source: Times of India
BELGAUM: The city will witness a night kite-flying event as part of international kite festival scheduled for January 16 and 17. The festival will be held at Nanawadi Stadium, while the night kite-flying event is on Fort Lake premises. Belgaum (south) MLA Abhaykumar Patil and Kite Clinic Club, a Bangalore-based forum of kite fliers, will organize the event.

Addressing mediapersons here on Sunday, club founder-secretary V K Rao said the night kite-flying event will feature kites of different sizes and shapes attached with lamps and lights.

Patil said about 15-20 national and 8-10 international teams would take part in the event. Each national team comprises four members while international teams will have two members each.

There are plans to bring foreigners from Goa to Belgaum for the festival. For this, Belgaum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hotel Owners' Association and the tourism department of Goa have been approached. Special transport facility would be made for foreign visitors, Patil said.

Children will be trained in flying the kites. A photo exhibition of various types of kites would also be organized.

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