Kite festival takes off

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 21:49

Kochi, Jan 22: It was a riot of colours as Kites of different hues and shapes took to the skies at the Kerala Kite
festival which got off to a colourful start near here today.

Ernakulam District Collector M Beena inaugurated the
festival by flying a kite.

The three-day fest is being organised by the Rotary club of
Cochin Lords in association with District Tourism Promotion
council at Munambam beach, the new tourist destination.

Professional kite flyers from Ahmedabad, Hyderabad,
Mangalore and Jaipur are participating in the festival.

Rajesh Nair, President of the Rotary club of Cochin Lords,
said during the festival, being held at the beach, a three
hour stage performance showcasing culture and heritage of
Kerala would be held. `Free kite making workshops` would be
held for children.

The event is being dedicated for `End Polio Now` campaign,
a global Rotary initiative to eradicate polio.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 21:49

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