Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to organize an International Kite Festival in Ayodhya ahead of the Ram temple consecration ceremony.
The Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) has started preparations for the kite festival, likely to be held between January 19 and 21.
Renowned kite flyers from different parts of India as well as abroad are likely to attend this International Kite Festival. The Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) has invited applications through the Request for Proposal format to appoint an agency for the conceptualisation, designing, execution, and supervision of event management, as well as the development of temporary structures and related infrastructure for hosting the International Kite Festival in Ayodhya, reported The Statesman.
The firm will be selected by January 8, following which the comprehensive plan for the International Kite Festival will be formulated.
This kite festival will also feature a food festival with special emphasis on dishes made from millet with local flavors as well as Awadhi cuisines.
There is a widespread tradition of kite flying on Makar Sankranti in various parts of the country, including Ayodhya.