Patangbaazi or kite flying is an integral part of the living heritage of Delhi's Walled City area and you can be a part of the revelry and passionate kite-flying battles as its part of the activities being organised by ‘India City Walks’.
Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra on Saturday said he would also be participating in Patangbaazi , the kite-flying event that is being hosted by India City Walks at 11 a.m. at Gate number 1 of Jama Masjid.
The event will be held in a nearby lawn area, in which many school children will also participate.
“ Patangbaazi or kite-flying is an art that comes from the heart, where you feel the adrenaline rush of the wind as you watch colourful kites dance in the skies.
From regular geometric patterns in bright colours to faces of prominent personalities flying high in the sky, this sport when once captures the heart of a person the passion for it never dies,” said a statement from India City Walks.
Patangbaazi or the kite-flying activities will be held in the morning on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday till August 15. Independence Day celebrations in Delhi are marked by kite flying across the city but it is at its colourful and passionate best at Shahjahanabad, also known as old Delhi.
More than 100 school students will be participating in the kite flying experience, in the presence of Mr. Mishra. “The activities include storytelling sessions with opportunity to showcase kite-flying prowess in the Walled City by engaging in exciting competitions,” the statement said.“Delhi has a unique experience lined up at every nook and corner and “India City Walks” offer experiences that are scintillating, multicultural and in the quirky world of Delhi,” said India City Walks founder Sachin Bansal.
“The kite-flying experience is going to ignite the charm of kite-flying in the Walled City,” he said.
For more details, an email can be sent at mailto:info@indiacitywalks.