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CM kicks off International Kite Festival at Ahmedabad

CM Smt Patel stated that Patangotsav depicts our vibrant spirits. Highlighting the achievements of Gujarat, she said that ‘Sky is the limit’ idiom does not apply only to kites, it also applies to development. She proudly stated that the kite of Gujarat is scaling newer heights of development in the global sky.

CM Smt Patel shared that Patangotsav is now generating much more employment. She said that about 30,000 poor people are engaged in kite-making and related activities, 70% of which are women. Hence, it enhances the livelihood opportunities and becomes a means of economic support for the craftsmen. She also spoke about the importance of tourism and stated that Patangotsav is a major tourism event and has boosted tourism in Gujarat.

CM Smt Patel shared that this festival of triple celebration – Prakruti (nature), Paryavaran (environment) & Paryatan (tourism) has also coincidentally brought triple happiness as Gujarat is celebrating Pravasi Bharatiya Diyas, Vibrant Gujarat Global Investment Summit and International Kite Festival.

CM Smt Patel welcomed all the 150 kite flyers of 29 countries and 228 kite flyers who came from across the nation to demonstrate their unique creations of kites and celebrate the festival. She took this opportunity to guide people to be careful at the time of kite flying. She also suggested to write and float slogans on social awareness on kites.

The Hon. Governor of Gujarat, HE Shri O. P. Kohli ji, Hon. Tourism Minister of Gujarat Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, other Hon. Ministers, bureaucrats, MPs, MLAs, Corporators and office bearers of AMC and many others remained present on this occasion.

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