Hyderabad Celebrates Makar Sankranthi And International Kite Carnival 2017
By MEHER ONISA : 14-Jan-2017
The Hyderabad International Kite Fest 2017 is a weeklong Kite and Makar Sankranthi celebration that is been held in the state of Telengana from Thursday 12 January to Tuesday 17 January 2017.
With an estimated footfall of over 70,000 energetic professional kite flyers from around the world who will seek to participate in the mega fest.
The courtesy goes to the Telangana Tourism Department, Incredible India and the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad for hosting and inaugurating the event on a broader horizon.
Mr. B. Venkatesham, Secretary of the Telangana Tourism Department said that Sankrantri festival this year is going to be more bigger, more better, and more different.
THE TENTATIVE AGENDA OF THE HYDERABAD KITE FETE 2017:
Thursday 12 January marks the opening ceremony of the kite fest at People’s Plaza Hyderabad. The Hyderabad club holds full day demonstration and practical kite flying sessions for schools and masses
Friday 13 January, conducts gala programs for school children and general category
Saturday 14 January, kite flying activities, tiffs and tussles takes place
Sunday 15 January, carries matchups, volunteers party and closing ceremony presentation
Monday 16 January, Extension of Kite 2017 at Yadagiri Gutta Chapter showcases kite gaming.
Tuesday 17 January, Extension of Kite 2017 Warangal Chapter marks final closing of the ceremony sketching the rich heritage of Telengana through innovative kite tapestries.
CORE KITE FLYING TOURNAMENT & TROPHIES:
The Hyderabad international kite flying clash will be staged on14th and 15th of January. The championship is exclusively meant for the pioneering kite flyers from around the globe. The school children will also enter the tug-of-war while competing with their counterparts for winning super prizes.
REMORE CONTROLLLED KITES:
Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Head of the Aga Khan Academy Deccan was proud to commemorate the festival occasion where the tech-savvy kite contenders will air-lift their remote-controlled kites to the sapphire blue skies of the Deccan plateau of Hyderabad.
CURTAIN RAISING NIGHT KITE EVENT:
For the very first time in the history of India, a unique night gaming activity of flying kites has been held in People’s Plaza, Hyderabad on Thursday 12 January.
The Agha Khan Academy Hyderabad situated near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has 100 acre campus along with four breathtaking gaming arenas that will host day and night Kite flying sport from Thursday 12 January to the closing day of the kite fest on Tuesday 17 January.
FAMILY, FOOD, FEAST & KITE FASCINATION:
It will be an exciting experience for the family oriented people to indulge themselves into the Makar Sankranthi jubilation that are arranged at prime destinations including International Kite Carnival 2017 campaign at Charminar, Festival campaign at Banjar Hills and Necklace Road.
One can enjoy the sumptuous Lake Side Dinner while reclining at the Hussain Sagar’s galore and gazing at the benevolent Buddha statuette.
SOCIAL SAFETY CAUSES AND CONCERNS OF FLYING KITES:
In the past festivities, the fatal glass-coated kite strings had reported to claim thousands of lives of innocent humans, animals and birds whose throats were accidentally slit with the invisible strings during kite flying.
Kite-flyers use sharp strings to bring down their rivals; as a result they inflict serious injuries to as many as 1000 birds that die due to the strings soaring in the skies.
In response to the spate of incidents, the Telegana government has banned Chinese Manjha and the local kite strings made from metal pieces and dangerous glass. The offenders are stipulated with a maximum punishment of five years of imprisonment along with a penalty of 100,000 rupees (£1,146).
Animal rights organisation PETA together with the Charity Birds Facility Department has filed a petition with the National Green Tribunal demanding an immediate ban on use of the string ahead of Republic day on 26 January.