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Ahmedabad, Friday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the annual International Kite Festival-2014 at the Sabarmati Riverfront here on Sunday, January 12 at 9 a.m. He will also take round of various stalls and other attractions, besides the Theme Pavilions to be inaugurated the previous evening.

Other highlights of the three-day festival include march-past by competitors from different parts of the country and abroad, acrobatics and ‘Surya Namaskar’ by 2,000 students of Bhagwat Vidyapith.

The kiters will also fly ‘tukkal’ (oil lamps or candles tied to kites) at the same venue after sunset, all the three days at the same venue. A cultural function has been organized on January 13, also at the same venue. It will reach its feverish pitch on January 14, coinciding with Makar Sankranti being celebrated all over the country.

On January 14, the kiters and tourists will be exposed to Ahmedabad’s traditional culture of people living in closely-knit houses in the lanes and bye-lanes of the city, locally called ‘Pol’, and to flying kites from the terrace.

According to Gujarat’s Tourism Minister Saurabh Patel, the international kite festival, jointly organized by Gujarat Government and Tourism Department, is drawing more competitors and visitors with the passage of every year. The festival is involving participation of greater number of artisans in the form of providing jobs and improving the state’s economy.

In Gujarat, the Minister said, the kite festival will be an eight-day affair from January 7 to 14, 2014.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has thanked world leaders for their greetings on India’s 74th Republic Day.

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you Prime Minister @AlboMP. Greetings to you and to the friendly people of Australia on Australia Day."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Nepal, the Prime Minister said; "Thank You @cmprachanda ji for your warm wishes!"

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you @PMBhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering for your warm wishes! India is committed to its unique partnership with Bhutan for progress and prosperity of both our nations."

In response to a tweet by the President of Maldives, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you for your warm greetings, President @ibusolih. Glad to see the sustained progress achieved by India-Maldives partnership, underpinned by common democratic values."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Israel, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you for your warm wishes for India's Republic Day, PM @netanyahu. Look forward to further strengthening our strategic partnership."

In response to a tweet by the President of France, the Prime Minister said; "Grateful for your warm greetings my dear friend @EmmanuelMacron on India’s Republic Day. I share your commitment to work together for success of India’s G20 Presidency & 25th anniversary of India-France Strategic Partnership. India and France together are a force for global good."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you, PM @KumarJugnauth. In our shared journey as modern Republics, our two countries have been partnering closely in people-centred development. Looking forward to taking our cherished partnership with Mauritius to even greater heights."