The two-day Kite Festival was inaugurated on 12 January, 2018 on the terrace of the historic Sarvatobhadra Chowk at the City Palace with the aim of making International and local tourists aware of the Indian Culture.
The tourists got the opportunity to fly kites and also enjoy the wide array of ethnic food. Such efforts help the state to preserve its local and cultural heritage.
During the festival, Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF) distributed colourful kites to the tourists with a message of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. Professional kite flyers and Kite Flying Clubs also participated enthusiastically. All the participants were felicitated by City Palace Officials. Director, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum, Mr. Yunus Khimani and Advisor of PKDF, Ms. Shivina Kumari were also present on the occassion.
On the occasion, Rajasthani folk singers also presented traditional folk songs. Along with this, the tourists had the opportunity to view the displayed ‘Kites’ and ‘Charkhie’ pulleys of the Late Sawai Ram Singh II (1835 – 1880).