Sunday, 6 May 2018

(കാറ്റാടി) Kattadi Kite Fest, Mahe, Puducherry 5-5-2018

Kattadi Kite Fest @ Mahe is the latest in the workshop series beginning of the month. Prominently known as Mayyazhi and home for popular Writer and Novelette Shri M Mukundan. Shri Mukundan graced the occasion and delivered the talk and narrated some kite stores to kids. He is also understood to have saying he could fly the kite for the first time in his life. It was a good moment and as a great admirer, I have handed him over a kite, which I made to fly.  Shri Mukundan flown the kite and inaugurated the event in the presence of Ex Home Minister, Govt of Puducherry, Shri Valsaraj who is also Chief Patron of Sabarmathi Research & Innovation Foundation, Mahe and Muncipal Commissioner Shri Aman Sharma. It was a pleasure moment to every one who came to participate in the function.

Mahe, it is first time a kite fest is being held where kids come in large nos. Nine years and above are the ones who attended with pre-register their name for the KiteKraft ®.

Para Sled was the kite chosen to teach them. Kite Kits were distributed to each and every participant who stood in row in the table setups. Volunteered by few members of SRIF. Initial hiccups of first getting knowing the shape and inquisitive nature of kids and adults alike randomly seen how to make now etc!!! But not to the dismay, the experts deliberated the making as well flying. The color selection of kite material somewhere with few coming with the opinion saying not upto the mark as it is yellow... and green, which somewhat ok type on the sides. Organisers have complained it also. This could be avoided if a suggestion raise in the beginning when we had sent fact of options. The connecting documents towards one making to understand was not properly distributed for the information despite being sent in advance. The activity was outdoor hence the the presentation of historical evidences as well the first kite syndrome followed by the kites that was developed and used in the world war and the time of modern era was a miss. So it continued with workshop culminating to understand while making. The KiteKraft was held at the park way side overlooked by Arabian Sea, under a shamiana, until forenoon. Evening all participants assembled at Parrakkal Beach and down kites.

Over all the programme went successful. On the sidelines, a giant kite was flown besides giant bubble. Bubbles is somewhat geot easily bursted due to the humid weather. But some of them gone gone letting not every one disheartened.

Following are the pictures for info and records.