Kites fly high in Hosapete as part of Hampi Utsav

Kites fly high in Hosapete as part of Hampi Utsav

The Kite festival, organised as part of Hampi Utsav, was inaugurated on Sunday by District In-charge Minister Santosh Lad.

Hundreds of kite fliers from across the State participated in the fest and flew their kits of various colours, size and design at the taluk stadium in Hosapete. Kites such as spiral, dolphin, roaring, LED, 3D Delta, Dragon, Stunt and others decorated the skies in the morning. Along with local kite fliers, experts from Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mandya and other parts of the State had participated in the programme.

V K Rao, a noted kite flier from Bengaluru, was the star attraction of the fest with his kites like train, star, tiger, bowl and others. While the star kite costs Rs 75,000 the bowl kite costs Rs 55,000. Rao has the credit of participating in almost all the major kite festivals in the country. His kites were also used as props in movies such as Galipata and Sipayi.

Though Lad and other government employees tried to fly the bowl kite, they could not as there was heavy breeze that ground the heavy kite.

As it was Sunday, the entire stadium was filled with people, who enjoyed the kite flying.

Though the fest was scheduled to begin at 9:00 am, it was inaugurated at 11:00 am as the minister arrived at the venue two hours late. Speaking to media persons after flying kite along with children, he said this is for the first time kite festival has been organised as part of Hampi Utsav.

Zilla Panchayat Member Praveen Singh, Thasildar H Vishwanath, and others were present.

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