Kite Festival was organized by the Jeevan Initiative. The skies of Guwahati, saw a variety of kites of various shapes, colors and materials in the Jeevan Kite Festival. The Festival is happening in the banks of Brahmaputra, opposite Fancy Bazaar (a famous market in Guwahati)
The Festival was organized to pay tribute to the Brahmaputra which has nurtured various ethnicities and diversities. It was also ranked as the world’s fifth strongest river, based upon the flow rate.
The fest also attempted to sensitize people about cleanliness around the river and explore the untapped potential of tourism of the river.
Thousands of kites in shape of fish, butterflies, and birds were brought from various international kite festivals. Events and activities like sports, joy rides on the river, traditional and modern cultural performances, ethnic food festivals and competitions for the youngsters were held.
Kite Festival Showcase of Modern and Traditional Art
Here are some glimpse of the art that people created in the festival
The Brahmaputra enters India from the state of Arunachal Pradesh and after entering the state of Assam and becomes very wide from 20 km in many parts of Assam. The river is a pride and a significant part of the state.