Kite Festival Mangalore
An International Kite Festival to be hosted by Team Mangalore will be held at Panambur beach here on Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22.
Co-ordinator of Team Mangalore Giridhar Kamath said that there will be 17 participants from 7 countries. Some of the kites by Andrew Beattie of UK and Al-Farsi Team of Kuwait to be flown at Panambur. City police commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh, ONGC director (technical) P P Upadhyaya, and Karnataka Bank managing director P Jayaram Bhat will grace the opening ceremony.
The two-day festival will also witness some of the popular kites by Team Mangalore, like Yaksha, Kathakali, Bhoota Kola, Gajaraja and Pushpaka Vimana which have won them accolades in international kite festivals around the world. The team will also showcase its new ‘Avatar Bird Kite’. A special attraction will be the night kite-flying event on Sunday at 7 pm, wherein kites will be flown amid high power lights. Besides, there will an exhibition of kites on the second day of the event on the theme ‘My Kite to God’, featuring kites made by differently-abled children.