People from all walks of life thronged the 12th edition Kite Festival, organised by the Dibrugarh unit of Marwari Yuva Manch at the river bank of the Brahmaputra here.
Every year ahead of Makar Sankranti, the festival is organised at Dibrugarh.
People are seen flying kites of different colours and having fun with their families.
“Every year, we come to the festival with our family members to fly kites and this year also, we have enjoyed the festival. Our children have also enjoyed each of the moments in the festival,” said Mohan Khemka.
A number of games have been organised for the children viz. spoon race, relay race, musical chair, etc.
“For the last one decade, we have been organizing the Kite Festival in Dibrugarh and this is our 12th edition. Our main objective is to preserve the age-old tradition of flying kites,” said Sanjay Keshan, a project convenor.
The festival also aims at highlighting the beauty and significance of ethnic traditions and culture.
“Everyone cannot go to the picnic, so the festival is also organised to give a picnic-like atmosphere,” added Keshan.
He said they have brought colorful kites from Gujarat, Delhi and Rajasthan.
“Altogether 1200 people have participated in the festival and like every year, we have received a good response,” he said, adding, “Especially, the small children have enjoyed much in the one-day festival. This time, we have organised an archery game for the people of international standard which is prepared by a local youth of Dibrugarh. Various food stalls were set up in the festival.”