Kite Festival draws crowds on Day 2 of Beypore Water Fest
The clownfish and octopus were flying side by side across the Beypore sky on Monday afternoon. But the kids were more interested in the duck, Batman, and Spiderman, which were strung like beads from the same necklace.
The National Kite Festival featuring kites from 13 states was the main attraction on Monday, the second day of the Beypore Water Fest. The Kite Festival is organized under the umbrella of One India Kite Team, which has won accolades at many international kite festivals around the world and has members from most Indian states. One of the main attractions of the evening was the 60-foot kite of the team that won first prize at the Dubai International Kite Festival a few years ago.
The three-day kite festival will have kites vying for first place in various categories. The height of flight and the design of the kites are the main criteria of the competition.
Meanwhile, kite surfing, the art of balancing a kite while standing on a surfboard, was demonstrated by Philip Dartnel from the UK. The other.
Earlier, P.Prasad, Minister of Agriculture, opened the kite festival amid cheers from crowds of spectators who had come from far and wide to witness the massive take-off of the kites. Although the lightest kites went up high, the heavier and bigger ones did not go up much due to the weak wind. In another part, large gatherings were observed along the marina and the breakwater to witness several water-related competitions. Sit-on-top kayaking, whitewater kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and rod fishing were among the competitions on Monday. Several adventurous water sports such as flyboarding have been demonstrated under the umbrella of Jelly Fish Water Sports. They also presented their brand new Churulan Vallam. Meanwhile, the INS Kabra navy vessel has been open to the public all day. He was later seen illuminated.
The festival will end on Wednesday.