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Telangana kite and sweet festival to start on Jan 13

Uprising of colours, entertainment and fun, the Telangana International Kite Festival (TIKF) will be conducted at Parade Grounds from January 13 to January 15.

The festival has continued to grow in the numbers and promises lot of activity this time as it will have participation from 19 different countries with 42 international kite flyers and nearly 60 national kite flyers will exhibit their skills.

In this festival the efforts have been made to improvise and offer more entertainment and variety.  Last year the international kite flyers were invited from Asian countries, now there are top international kite flyers from New Zealand, United States, France, Poland and Sweden.

Most of the kite flyers are designers as well and will be coming up with interesting and innovative kites. There are inflatable kites that can be 20 feet to 30 feet long and the night kite flying will be cynosure of the festivals.

In addition to that kite flyers from different cities will take part in the event. The city based Kohinoor kite club is coming up with ring kites, 3D kites and other 25 models at the kite festival. The kite festival will start from 13 January and there could be rehearsals from January 12. The timings will be conducted from 11 am to 10 pm.

Sankranti is a festival of harvest and kites; it also promises you yummy and delicious sweets and savouries.  The visitors have a chance to try a wide variety of sweets at the International Sweet festival will be conducted at the same venue.  Sweet dishes from Maharashtra, Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal and even a few from abroad sweets will be on offer.

It is expected that there will be 1,000 varieties of sweets and over 100 varieties of savouries to be selected from. The sweets will be offered in four qualities jelly, Liquids, Semi-Solid and Solid.

In addition to kites and sweets, there would be music concerts, cultural shows and dance performances from different States during the three days, said Venkatesham.

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