Hyderabad, January 7: Remote controlled kites will be flown for the first time in India, during Telangana’s second international kite festival to be held from January 12 to 17.
These kites will be flown at a special night flying curtain raiser event at People’s Plaza on January 12.
“This is something revolutionary—the joy of remote controlled kite flying offers a new experience altogether for Indians, as they are not dependent on wind but instead use propellers powered by rechargeable batteries” , Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, Head of the Aga Khan Academy.
KITE 2017 festival is organized for the cause of women’s empowerment through girl child education. It aims to raise the tourism profile and rich cultural heritage of Hyderabad as a ‘hidden jewel’ of India by attracting renowned international kite flyers from 16 countries and 10 pan Indian clubs to Telangana.
Telangana Tourism and Incredible India have joined hands with Hyderabad-based Aga Khan Academy to host this event at sprawling 100 acres campus of Aga Khan Academy which is situated near Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on the city outskirts.
Royal Kite Flyers Club, India’s leading international kite flying group, will be guiding the event. It has been providing kite flying activities for individual, corporate and educational Institutes. It participated in events at Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai, and Singapore.
Badminton star P.V. Sindhu will be the face of the festival.