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Goa International Kite Festival 2017 to be held on January 17 and January 18

Pariwartan Pariwar will organise the third edition of Goa International Kite Festival 2017 on January 17 and January 18 at Miramar beach, Panaji. The festival will promote kite flying among people. The event will see professional, international and national, kite flyers demonstrate their kite flying skills at the two-day event. The festival is supported by Department of Tourism, Government of Goa.

“The festival is being held for the third time in Goa after it took inspiration from the Belgaum International Kite Festival held in Belgavi. The people wanted a similar festival to happen in Goa,” said event coordinator, Chaitanya Kulkarni at press conference held at a city hotel on Tuesday. Also present for the press conference was mentor of Pariwartan Pariwar, Abhay Patil and event coordinator, Ashok Naik. “The festival will include stunt kites, miniature kites as small as 2 centimeters and night kite flying; this will promote kite flying and encourage young kite flyers. This is a family event where everybody can participate,” said Kulkarni.

The international kite flyers to participate in the festival include Fred Andre Taylor, Canada; Donna Lynn Taylor, Canada; Andres Sokk, Estonia; Tarmi Kristovald, Estonia; Jan Helmut Machacek, Germany; Axel Frank Kostros, Germany; Mohd Husairi Bin Ab Rahim, Malaysia; Mohamad Hazli Bin Mohamad Nor, Malaysia; Mohd Noor Azemi Bin Ariffin, Malaysia; Robert William Cruikshanks, United Kingdom; Martin Baker, United Kingdom; Kolbintsev Stanislav, Russia; Anna Mashninova, Russia; Guilherme Linares Palau, Brazil; Peter Grant Stauffer, Australia; Sarath Kingsley Gunawardena, Australia; Antonio Lino, France; Luca Piattoni, Italy; Antonella Roselli, Italy; Raymond Euphemia de Graaf, Neiterlands and Keith Mould, South Africa.

The national flyers include Rajesh Nair, Mini Nair from Kerala; Piyush Kharva, Kalpana Kharva, Abdul Rauf and Azam Khan Rauf, Mumbai, Maharastra; Prakash, Srinath L N, L M Suhas, Girish Rao, Prasanna Mishrikoti, Shankar, V K Rao, Niranjan Rao, Ashok, Bhat, Sandesh Kaddi and M S Kaddi from Karnataka and Shailesh Mehta and Bhavana Mehta from Gujarat.

(The festival will be held on January 17 and January 18 at Miramar beach, Panaji from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The participation is open to all but requirements have to be carried by the participants.)

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