Jamshedpur : A riot of colours spread across the streets of the city as the first edition of Jamshedpur Carnival got flagged off on Saturday.
From rock music to Bhangra and from Chhau dance to garba, the people of the city got plunged into celebration of first-of its-kind.
Ashish Mathur, managing director, Tata Steel, inaugurated the the carnival, which is being organised jointly by Tata Steel, XLRI and Jusco. The carnival started with a carnival parade from Jubilee park went till Gopal Maidan.
The parade comprised of sports cadets of Tata Steel along with the senior officials of the company and students. The organizers promised a major feast of extravaganza of entertainment in the carnival, which will continue till Sunday.
The myriad facets of the Latin music, the stylish guitarists, the casual drum beats and the soulful voice have also been added to make the attendees move their feet.
Ronald D’costa, one of the coordinators said that for the first time Jamshedpur will play host to Kite Festival on the January 19 at Gopal Maidan. The fest will be inaugurated by T V Narendran, managing director, Tata Steel.
Guinness world record holder Mehul Pathak and his team from Ahmedabad will participate in which the participants will get opportunity to make kite as well as show their talent in flying kites the festival.
Latter in the night special LED kites will soar in the sky.
Ashish Sharma, the brain child behind the kite festival said that they have big plans for the festival and want it to feature on the annual festival calendar. It will be a great way of boosting tourism in the city.
“Flying kites at night is an old tradition but our city will witness the show for the first time. Large number of families would also turn up on roof tops to witness kite flying. It is unique because kite flying is done at night and the sky is lit up,” says Sharma.
Another major attraction is a kite workshop to be held during the event. “Kite expert from Mehul Pathak and his team will lead sessions on advanced kite-making during the workshop,” said he said.
Cultural programmes would also be staged on both of the festival. The public will get to know the latest trends and technologies used in kite-making across the globe.