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Kite festival at Vadodara sees participants from 12 countries

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

The International Kite Festival held at the city's sprawling Navlakhi grounds today saw the participation of 36 expert kite flyers from 12 countries, officials here said.

Vinod Rao, Municipal Commissioner, said that the event, jointly organised by the civic body and the tourism department of the state, saw a good response.

Kite flyers from countries like Thailand, New Zealand, Nepal, Poland, Indonesia, Russia, Vietnam, Tunisia, Ukraine, the and participated, officials said.

The event also saw the participation of 16 expert kite flyers from states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Uttar Pradesh, and hosts Gujarat, they added.

The leg of the kite festival is part of the state government's 8-day festival that started on January 7 and is being held in different cities of

It will culminate on January 14 which is celebrated as Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:40 IST