Bhopal: Makar Sakranti Kite Festival Kicks Off At Motilal Nehru Parade Ground

Bhopal: Makar Sakranti Kite Festival Kicks Off At Motilal Nehru Parade Ground

Kites of various shapes ranging from 5 to 30 feet dot city sky.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Sunday, January 14, 2024, 11:09 PM IST
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Bhopal: Makar Sakranti Kite Festival Kicks Off At Motilal Nehru Parade Ground | FP Photo

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): The two-day kite festival to mark Makar Sankranti festival kicked off with enthusiasm at the Motilal Nehru Parade Ground on Sunday. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Vishwas Sarang, inaugurated the Kite Festival on Sunday. Visitors from Gujarat showcased kites of various shapes and sizes, reaching heights of 5 to 30 feet. The event also featured the unveiling of a tourism-based calendar and stalls by local entrepreneurs, including women engaged in self-employment and self-help groups.

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Vishwas Sarang highlighted the cultural significance of Makar Sankranti, emphasising the importance of preserving India’s rich heritage to guide the world in the 21st century. The event also included Malkhamb performances and stalls offering local cuisine and specialties. Member of Parliament Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, MLA Bhagwan Das Sabnani, Mayor Kishan Suryavanshi, Collector Kaushalendra Vikram Singh and Municipal Commissioner Frank Noble were present at the inauguration ceremony.

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