Ahmedabad, January 2024.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the International Kite Festival 2024, Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that the economy of the country is reaching new heights through the development of industries and business in the country as a result of the forward-thinking ideology and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi. He added that under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai, the kite of the country’s development is flying high in the sky.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel launched the International Kite Festival 2024 by flying the tri-colour balloon in the sky from Ahmedabad.
On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that the Prime Minister of the country and the then Chief Minister of the state Shri Narendrabhai Modi started the Vibrant Gujarat Summit two decades ago with the vision of flying the kite of all-round development of Gujarat in the sky of the world. The 10th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2024 is starting from next week, he added.
Further, the Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister has developed the tradition of ‘Pro-People approach’ so that the common man gets the benefit of economic progress, income growth, and employment generation.
Speaking about the International Kite Festival, the Chief Minister said that the then Chief Minister and the Prime Minister of the country Shri Narendrabhai Modi has given the direction to celebrate the International Kite Festival every year by making the popular kite festival of Uttarayan world-famous with a unique vision. Today, this kite festival of Gujarat has become popular worldwide. The success of the festival is evidenced by the fact that kite flyers from all over the country flock to participate in this popular festival every year, he added.
Speaking further, the Chief Minister said that our Prime Minister has a vision of 5T. 5T stands for Talent, Tradition, Tourism, Trade, and Technology, a unique vision has been given for the overall development of Gujarat. To make this vision of the Prime Minister a reality, we have added 5T’s to all the attractions of the festival through public participation, making a new way for development, he added.
Talking about the development of Gujarat, the Chief Minister said that, be it the vibrant Navratri festival or the International Kite Festival, Gujarat has always made people feel its culture and power. Such programs strengthen the economy of the state. Not only this, the financial condition of the people who earn and eat daily also improves, and other ancillary employment opportunities also increase, the Chief Minister further added.
Talking about the kite industry of Gujarat, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel said that the kite business of Gujarat is increasing gradually. With a share of 40%, Gujarat has become the largest kite-producing market in the country. Along with this, today kite business has also become a support of working people. Today many people are getting employment with the kite-making business. Along with the kites, many trades are associated with it like strings, spinners, glue strips, Talasankali, and Undhiyu.