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Ahmedabad’s sky turns colourful as International Kite Festival kicks off

The International Kite Festival at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad was inaugurated by Gujarat Governor O P Kohli on Sunday.

Ahmedabad's sky turns colourful as International Kite Festival kicks off

Gujarat Governor O P Kohli inaugurated the International Kite Festival at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, on Sunday. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Ahmedabad's sky turns colourful as International Kite Festival kicks off

Ahmedabad has been hosting the International Kite Festival since 1989, as part of the official celebration of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

Ahmedabad's sky turns colourful as International Kite Festival kicks off

Kite flying developed as a major sport when it was taken up by the kings and Nawabs of India. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

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Master Kite makers and fliers participated in the festival to demonstrate their creations. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

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Around 500 internationally famed kite enthusiasts held a march past along with their kites. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

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Kites of various colours and shaped dotted the horizon. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

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International participants expressed their enthusiasm about the festival. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)

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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Ahmedabad Mayor Bijal Patel and Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel took part in the festival. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)