The three-day Kite festival held at Aga Khan Academy near RGI Airport, Shamshabad concluded on Sunday. However, it will continue on Monday at Yadagirigutta and at Warangal on Tuesday.
Kite 2017, is the Telangana State’s second international kite festival. It is also the second biggest kite festival in India after Gujarat, disclosed B. Venkatesham, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Govt of Telangana. After curtain raiser night flying event on Thursday night at Necklace road where remote controlled kites were demonstrated, the festival opened with a cultural program and “Entertain and Educate–Inclusive Schools Program” on Friday.
The four-member France team comprising Sylvain Francois Grez; Ms Blandine Jessica Cambon Grez; Nicolas Pierre Grez and Aline Lucette Huguette Gabillard worked hard in flying the Whale kite. It was an eye catcher to many. Many cameras clicked the monster whale kite, which was visible when flown from a kilometer distance. Some 50 different models of the kites of varied sizes and shape were flown in the sprawling 100 acre campus of Aga Khan Academy. Some of these include, the most recognized kite shape and popular kind Diamond Kites, Parafoile, Delta, Ring, Roller, Whale, Lizard, Octopus, Rokkaku, Inflatables, Diamonds, Sleds, Traditional, Dragon, Life Like Bird Kites, Stunt, Traction kites, Snake, Tortoise, Dragon, crocodile, horse, scorpion etc were on display. The sky near RGI Airport in Shamshabad at Aga Khan Academy was painted with these models much to the delight of people in nearby places. There were traditional kites from Indonesia, Japan, Cambodia. There were static kites,. There was fighting machine such as the Japanese Rokkaku and vast 40m high inflatable kites.