The Kite Festival was celebrated with much enthusiasm and high spirits on 13 january, 2018 on the terrace of the Sarvatobhadra Chowk at the City Palace. On the second day of the festival, HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur participated and flew kites with members of the Pink City Press Club and their families. The foreign and local tourists also got the opportunity to fly kites and enjoy a wide array of ethnic food.
On the occasion, Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh said that kite flying is a major part of the historic tradition and culture of Jaipur. It is our duty to maintain this important tradition so that International tourists visiting our city are aware of our culture.
During the festival, Princess Diya Kumari Foundation (PDKF) distributed colourful kites to the tourists with a message of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’. All the participants were felicitated by City Palace Officials. Director, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum, Mr. Yunus Khimani and Administrator, MSMS II Museum, Col. HS Jatrana were also present on the occasion.
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).