Participants from across the globe — such as Russia, Ukraine, Malaysia, Vietnam, France and Estonia participated in the festival, that immersed the Capital’s sky with a riot of colours.
“The craze here and the promotion by the government is exemplary. Flying a kite is an amazing experience,” said a participant from Malaysia. Another participant, Antonio Lino, 52, from France said, “This is my first visit to India. I have got two kites, one a huge rectangular one that is black in colour and the other one in the shape of a chilli. I have made the black one especially for this festival in India.”All participants were instructed to use the nylon thread that does not cause any harm as it is thicker and soft, unlike the traditional ‘manjha’ (glass-powdered thread) that injures people and birds.