The International Kite Festival 2023 was inaugurated at Sabarmati riverfront, Ahmedabad on Sunday (January 8, 2023) by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel. Set according to the G-20 theme – “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, the festival will witness the participation of 125 kite flyers from 68 countries.
Malaysia, Australia, Iraq, Canada, Bahrain, France, Belgium, Russia, South Africa, Germany, Mexico, Greece, Italy, Israel, Egypt, New Zealand, Columbia, Denmark, and Indonesia are among the 65 countries that will be actively participating in the Kite Festival.
The International Kite Festival will have 65 flyers from India
Besides global participation, the week-long event which will round off on January 14, 2023, will have 65 flyers from 14 states and 660 from several parts of India. The prestigious G-20 meet commenced in India on December 1, 2022, and will continue till November 30, 2023. For the first time, in the history of the country’s celebrated achievements, India has acquired a reputable platform for serving as the President nation of the eighteenth G-20 meet.
The festival has upscaled the state’s reputation over time
As per a published report in The Economic Times, Bhupendra Patel shared that under the guidance of India’s Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, the kite of Gujarat’s evolution has been touching improved scales for two consecutive decades. He further added – “The kite festival is an opportunity to touch the sky and reach new heights. Kites are a symbol of progress, prosperity, and flight.” The Chief Minister took to his Twitter account to share the glory of the event.
ગુજરાતના વિકાસની વૈશ્વિક ઉડાનના પ્રતિક સમા આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય પંતગ મહોત્સવનો અમદાવાદના સાબરમતી રીવરફ્રન્ટથી શુભારંભ કરાવ્યો.
G20 ની થીમ પર આધારિત આ મહોત્સવમાં વિવિધ દેશોના રાજદૂતો અને પતંગબાજોની ઉપસ્થિતિથી ગુજરાતની ધરા પર ‘વસુધૈવ કુટુંબકમ્’ના શાશ્વત મૂલ્યો સાકાર થયાનો અનુભવ થયો. pic.twitter.com/Tnm99pr9Ry
— Bhupendra Patel (@Bhupendrapbjp) January 8, 2023
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The International Kite Festival will also be held in other regions of Gujarat
It is a subject of utmost pride for Gujarat to stand the chance to host 15 G-20 meetings in its state. India stood the opportunity to lead the Presidency of G-20 2023 for the first time and this has been possible solely because of the determination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remodel India’s reputation globally. The Kite Festival is also being held at Somnath, Vadodara, Dhordo, Rajkot, and Vadnagar. The festival has boosted tourist footfall and it also creates an impact on the state’s economy along with employment opportunities, according to what the State Tourism Minister Mulubhai Bera shared with The Economic Times.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Answer: The International Kite Festival is held every year in Gujarat. This year, in 2023, The International Kite Festival was inaugurated in Sabarmati riverfront, Ahmedabad on Sunday (January 8, 2023) by the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Bhupendra Patel.
Answer: The International Kite Festival is gloriously celebrated in the Indian state of Gujarat, every year.
Answer: The Kite Festival which is celebrated every year in India is addressed as the International Kite Festival. It takes place in Gujarat.