Independence day 2017: Narendra Modi kites to fly across Kanpur

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Updated: July 28, 2017 5:40:18 PM

The skies of Kanpur will be colourfully decked out this year with kites sporting images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These kites also carry captions like Mahanayak and Acche din.

Independence day 2017, Narendra Modi kites, Independence day Narendra Modi kites, KANPURKites with Prime Minister Narendra Modi images. (AP)

The skies of Kanpur will be colourfully decked out this year with kites sporting images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. These kites also carry captions like Mahanayak and Acche din, as per ANI. In old Delhi, Lal Kuan, the city’s biggest kites wholesale market, vendors said after demonetisation Modi-printed kites with new notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2000 on them ruled the market. These printed kites come from Ahmedabad, as per Times of India report. He also added that there has been 25 pct increase in sales this year. Every year a trend comes in the market. Mohammad Saqib told TOI that they sell at the rate of Rs 230 per hundred kites. The kite vendors in Lal Kuan said that the Modi-printed kites came to the market ever since he became the prime minister, the report added. However, there are also other kites in the market with cartoon themes like Doraemon, Barbie, Dragon Ball Z, and Tom and Jerry etc. This year, there has been a rise in the demand of designer kites.

Apart from Modi kites, kites printed as ‘Baahubali ko kyun maara’ are also demanded by the children. Liyakat Ali, a shopkeeper has said the designs of the kites are decided in Ahmedabad. Whatever topic trends in the market they prepare the design accordingly, he added. ” This year the new currency notes and Baahubali had stormed the market, ” Ali said. The Kite festival is one of India’s most colourful festival. It is mostly celebrated in Gujarat in the month of January.

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