‘Modi-Obama’ Kites a Hit in Gujarat this Makar Sankranti


President Obama is scheduled to visit India on 26th January, 2015 as the Chief Guest.

With the country all set to welcome US President Barack Obama for the Republic Day in New Delhi, the ‘Modi-Obama’ kites are the flavour this season in Gujarat for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival.

The shop owner says that they are getting very good response for the Modi- Obama Kites. They have sold about ten thousand such kites by now.

“These kites with combined pictures of Modi and Obama send out a great message. For the whole country, it sends out the message of brotherhood.

The markets in Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, Rajkot, Ahmedabad and other places in the state are flooded with kites featuring ‘Modi-Obama’ images on them for the Makar Sankranti festival on January 14, Mehmod Khubhanbhai Patangwala, Secretary of Vadodara kite sellers and owners association, said.

“This year, markets have lots of different types of kites. However, the demand for ‘Modi-Obama’ kites has gone up after the US President greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarati during the latter’s US visit last year,” he said.

There are also kites featuring images of Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, but the ‘Modi-Obama’ kites are the most popular this season.



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