Ayodhya: The Uttar Pradesh government will host an International Kite Festival here tentatively from January 19 to 21, featuring renowned kite flyers from around the world. The event will be held as a forerunner to the Ram Temple consecration ceremony scheduled for January 22. The Ayodhya Development Authority (ADA) has initiated preparations for the festival, an official release said on Thursday. To organise this festival on a grand scale, inspiration is being taken from various kite festivals being held in the country and abroad, the release said.
The ADA has invited applications to appoint a private agency for the conceptualisation, designing, execution, and supervision of the event, it added. The agency that will be engaged for the kite festival will be selected by January 8, the release said. A visitors' area would be designed with seating arrangements for 750 people along with a VVIP lounge to accommodate 50 special invitees to the event. Attendees of the event would get an opportunity to savour dishes made from millet and Awadhi cuisine, the release added.