Belgaum city is playing host to the international kite festival for the third time and we have our own local HIGH FLYERS team from Belgaum participating in the event.
The international kite festival would be held from January 19 to 22 at the Angadi College grounds on Savagaon Road.
High-flyers, the Kaddi family are the only participants from Belgaum who will be seen flying their own handmade kites during the fest. The team is headed by Sandesh Kaddi who is a businessman by profession. He developed a liking for the unique hobby of kite flying from his father, Dr M S Kaddi.
The Kaddi mansion of very colorful with high flying people and also colorful kites all around. Its a factory of kites in some sense with kites of various sizes and shapes.
The hobby has been passed on from his father, and following the same tradition Sandesh taught his 7-year-old son, and his wife to fly kites. It’s been ten years for Geeta and Sandesh’s marriage, and since then Geeta has admired and respected her husband’s hobby- kite flying.
This time the Kaddi’s have made around 10 new kites kites and two are biggest in size, one is 50 sq feet kite with 35 feet long tail and another is 40 feet.
Earlier this week Sandesh Kaddi and his team was invited to Delhi and Gujrat IKF-2013 as an international flyer and he represented Belgaum this year. Sandesh told this blog “Gujrat IKF was awesome and it was a great platform to exhibit my big kites and miniatures. Got lot of appreciation there.”