Jammu Kite Festival marks ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahostav’, 75th Independence Day

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Jammu Kite Festival marks 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahostav', 75th Independence Day
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Brilliant kites of various shapes and sizes specked the horizon of Jammu and Samba in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday as scores of individuals partook in kite celebrations in the two districts.

The second version of the Jammu Kite Festival was coordinated by the Directorate of Tourism as a team with the J&K Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) at the Tawi River Front Park here.

The occasion was introduced by Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer. Fifty individuals took part in the occasion, an official representative said.

“Kites have been a part of (our) tradition since ancient times and even today, they are flown to celebrate various festivals and sentiments. Ever since we started thinking about organizing a kite-flying festival in Jammu, we were sure that it would get a great response,” said Director Tourism, Jammu, Vivekanand Rai.

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Deputy Director, Tourism (Publicity), Naresh Kumar said the thought behind getting sorted out the occasion was to restore the well-established custom of flying kites and give Jammu occupants a chance to witness ‘patangbaazi’.

The celebration additionally denoted the festival of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahostav’ to recognize 75 years of India’s freedom, he said.

Kumar said the kite celebration would be caused an ordinary element in the coming years and would be coordinated on a more fabulous scale to assist with drawing in travelers from all pieces of India.

The Samba district administration additionally coordinated a kite celebration at the Rani Suchait Singh Sports Stadium, Arazi.

“The event was organized with an objective to discourage the use of nylon or plastic threads and simultaneously engage the youth and promote among them the age-old sport of kite-flying,” the representative said.

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