The three-day International Kite and Sweet Festival hosted by the Tourism department kicked off on Monday, coinciding with the Sankranti festival at Parade Grounds, Secunderabad. The Fifth edition of this international festival, was inaugurated by IT Minister KT Rama Rao and witnessed a heavy rush on the first day on Monday.
Talking about the success of the event, KTR said that the festival is becoming bigger every year. Kite flying is a tradition during the Sankranti festival and since 2016, the Tourism Department has been organising this kite festival by inviting national and international kite flyers from across the world.
According to officials of the tourism department, this year’s kite festival will see participation from 15 countries, with 40 international and 60 national flyers. And the most exciting element of Kites Festival 2020 will be night-time kite flying.