Colorful kites of various sizes soured in the high sky as the children let loose the strings as per the direction of the wind at the kite festival organized by the Hello Vizag with an objective to keep alive traditions and highlight the importance of Sankranti, at RK Beachside here on Friday.
As the festival of harvest and the end of the winter solace, we felt that this is a good time to bond with the members and their families by having kite festival said Uday Kumar Patta, CEO of Hello Vizag, an online news portal in Andhra Pradesh. This time, we arranged at RK Beach which is less polluted and crowded, with blue water in the beaches give scenic views in the noontime which gradually appears greenish-blue in the evening times, he added.
The thrill of kite flying and the immense joy it brings to a person’s face after cutting the other person’s kite-thread is unmatched. Bridle position, spine curve, and center of gravity, all play essential roles in flight control. On cutting down another kite, the victor yells ‘woh katana’” and drums are sounded is still in our fond memories, said KK Chand, Marine Surveyor.
“The idea of flying kites was brought to India by Muslims from Persia. The Kings and Nawabs of the time thought of it as an entertaining sport and used it to display their skills and prowess. Beginning as a sport for the Royalty, it soon trickled down to the masses, said Subra Pramanik, a tourist from Kolkata. Other’s also opined that the tradition of kite flying is for a healthy exposure to sun rays and considered to be good for skin and helps in fighting infections and sickness caused by the chilly winter winds.
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