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Friday 12 Jan 18 10:56:09 PM
International kite festival celebrated at Saputara
International kite festival celebrated at Saputara

Dang: The International Kite Festival was organized by Gujarat Tourism Department at hill station Saputara, on Thursday, where the master kite flyers from 9 countries and 2 states entertained the tourist with their creative kites.

International Kite Festival 2018 was organized by Dang District Administration and Gujarat Tourism Department at Governor Hill, Saputara. This festival was inaugurated by President of Dang District Panchayat and Director of Gujarat ST Nigam Baburaobhai Coriya, where Collector of Dang and Ahwa, Manager of Tourism Department was present along with other dignitaries. On this occasion, Baburaobhai Coriya welcomed all the kite flyers and said that Saputara Tourism sector is getting a new identity with the help of kite festival celebration by Gujarat Tourism, as it attracts a large number of tourists. The Collector of Dang Ahwa gave the information that since last 5 years such kite festivals are being organized at Saputara hill station by the Gujarat Government. According to him, only the smart kite flyer could manage to fly his kite at Saputara as the wind pressure is against the ocean. On this occasion, total 29 kite flyers were present in the event that includes International flyers from Thailand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and USA along with the national flyers from Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. All these flyers were present on the special invitation to display their kite flying skills. Saputara has acquired success in attracting the tourist with the passing days as the flow of tourist has been increasing. Also, Tourism Department had availed the necessary facilities for all national and international tourists.

In this kite festival, the Flyers had flown different kinds of uniquely designed kites which entertained school students, tourist and the local people. Sabrina from UK said that she visited India for the first time and she enjoyed flying kite at Saputara and visiting various tourist destinations. She further said that Dang and the entire Indian Culture is full of diversity and people are very cooperative. She had so much fun in enjoying culture and delicious food.

It is worth mentioning that Saputara is enriched with the natural beauty of high hills, curvaceous roads and enchanting views of the valleys which attract thousands of tourists. Government and Tourism Department is also providing various facilities to promote the tourism. During the kite festival, students from various schools of Dang welcomed the tourist by performing special cultural programs while the local people performed Dangi dance, koli, songs, Madad dance, pavari dance and Ghoomar.