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Kite Festival in Mangaluru on Jan 16, 17

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Mangaluru: The skies of Mangaluru are all set to be colourful as kite lovers from all over the world will come together to fly their innovative kites on January 16 and 17 at Panambur Beach 2.30pm onwards.

Team Mangalore, a hobby group of kite flyers of Mangaluru which has won international acclaim for its vivid, colourful and giant kites reflecting the culture and ethos of the region will host the International Kite festival in association with Rotary International District 3180 Zone IV at Panambur Beach between 5 pm and 7 pm.  The theme of the event is ‘One sky, one earth, one family.’

  This fascinating event will attract about 3 Lakh Kite flying enthusiasts/spectators. The proposed most spectacular festival will play host to about 14 International kite flying clubs and 3 National Kite flying clubs involving 30 participants. Foreign flyers from 13 countries namely France, Germany, Holland/Netherlands, Australia,UK,Turkey,Kuwait, Italy, Thailand, Nigeria, Cambodia, Singapore and Ukraine will be participating in this festival.

Three National Teams from Dhahanu, Mumbai and Hyderabad also will be participating.  Team Mangalore will also fly their speciality kites like Kathakali, Yakshagana, Gajaraja ,Bhoota kola, Garuda, Pushpaka Vimana and new Creation Vibheeshana.

A theme kite “SAVE NETRAVATI”will also fly high in this event. Night Kite Flying will be on Saturday from 7pm to 8pm.

This Festival is not just about kite flying, but also provides a platform for stage shows and photography thereby facilitating confluence of creative talents rooted in cultural tradition in the local population.


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