Many families in Gujarat enter into the cottage business of kite making months before the festival of Uttarayan. Emulating this very sentiment, AlphaOne also held Kite Making Workshops on January 12th and Kite Making Competition on January 13th for all those who wanted to make their own kites. The Kite Making Workshop had the specialist guiding kids and other patrons on the art of making kites. Patrons were supplied with paper and other materials and were asked to make their own kites at the end of the workshop. The specialist conducted series of workshops for the kids and patrons for over 3 hours from 4PM to 7PM on January 12th. There was the Kite Making Competition on January 13th for which materials were supplied by AlphaOne. Participating patrons got an allotted time to make their kites. Winners were declared and their kites were showcased on the big AlphaOne Kite that was placed in AlphaOne’s Central Atrium throughout the Uttarayan Celebrations.
Dr. Prodipta Sen, Executive Director, Marketing, Corporate Affairs & Retail, Alpha G:Corp shares his gratification, “We are extremely pleased to have our 1st Uttarayan celebrations for all Amdavadis and would like to thank them for their wholesome participation with great fervour. We promise to bring you many more such happy occasions in the future to celebrate with your dear ones here at AlphaOne.”
Uttarayan is the day when the sun starts to travel northwards marking the decline of winter. The festival is celebrated over 2 days – 14th and 15th January. For these two days, Amdavadis stage themselves on their roofs or on common grounds, holding kite flying competitions with neighbours and families. People of all ages fly kites from dawn to dusk. Crowded rooftops, fun-loving rivalry to outdo each other in kite flying skills and delicious traditional Gujarati feast are the hallmarks. A feeling of anticipation, joy and jubilation grips all who celebrate the occasion of thanksgiving and merry-making.
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