MILLENNIUM DESERT KITE FESTIVAL
JODHPUR-JAIPUR 09 TO 14 January 2000


MILLENNIUM DESERT KITE FESTIVAL JODHPUR-JAIPUR was held on 09 to 14 January 2000 under organization by Normad-Travels

5th DESERT KITE FESTIVAL Jodhpur-Jaipur, Agra-Lucknow 08 to 20 January 2001.


JODHPUR - 09 to 11 January 2000

I and my wife attended the Millennium Desert Kite Festival which was opened on Sunday 9 Jan. 2000 at the Polo Ground in Jodhpur. H.H.Gaj Singh II, the Maharaja of Jodhpur and the Chief Patron of the Festival met us after hoisting the Festival flag. Last expedition in Jodhpur was held on the lawns of the Bal Samand Palace on 11 January 2000 on the presense of H.H.Gaj Singh II. All participants flew thier fantastic kites in the blue sky !
Prize winners were as follows;

Most Creative Kite Design (Indian) - Babu Khan of Jaipur
Mosr Creative Kite Design (Foreign) - Collectif Zoone of France
Best Display of Flying - Sarah Michael and Frederique Baebier of France
Prize for technological innovation in kite flying - Nicolas Chorier of Frans for his kite aerial photography
Prize for Beauty and Delicacy of Design - Masami and Akiko Takakuwa of Japan

Other participants:
Ali Fujino of Drachen Foundation, Seattle
Ben Ruhe, Editor Drachen Kite Journal
Tal Streeter
Keith Yoshida, director Drachen Foundation
Barry Pitman from England



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#1 Rokkaku at Agra Fort
#2 Barry Pitman #3 Polo Stadium #4
#5 Pokemon kite
#6 #7 #8
#9
#10 Glass powder coating #11 #12 Flapping Crow Kite
#13
#14 #15 #16 Tal Streeter
#17 H.H.Gaj Singh II
#18 #19 #20 Akiko Takakuwa
#21
#22 #23 #24

Picture #21 is copied from the newspaper in Jodhpur.

JAIPUR - 13 to 14 January 2000

At the Rajimahal Palace Hotel, small press show was held and attendants displayed their kites in the hotel and received TV interview on 13 Jan. After inteview, we made a demonstration kite fly in the large green garden beside the hotel. Morning demonstration of the big kites was held at Chaubgan Stadium on 14 Jan. After that, we all together flew indian fighter on the rooftop of the building. There were over one million kites in the sky all around Joypul city. It was amazing spectacular view of kites. It was difficult for me to fly indian kite in the weak wind.


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#1
#2 #3 #4

#5
#6 #7 Members of participants #8 Japanese Kites Display

#9 Ajay Prakash
#10 #11 #12

#13
#14 #15 Masami Takakuwa #16

#17
#18 #19 #20

#21 Kite-Hanging tree
#22 #23 #24

Pictures #2 to #6 are copied from newspaper in Jaipur.

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