Kite flying has always been enjoyed by people all over the world. Not only is it a highly beneficial recreational and social activity but it also forms the cornerstone of many cultures around the world. Countries like India and China have special festivals which remain incomplete without witnessing the vibrant and colorful kites soaring in the sky.
However, regardless of the good that kite flying brings, one cannot refuse to see the bad that come with it. It is a well known fact that kite flying can turn hazardous, even fatal in some cases.
The widespread use of metal and glass kite strings, irresponsible behaviours like flying kites at high altitudes and disposing them off without care, are some of the contributing reasons to making kite flying such a dangerous activity. While these are problems due to our handling of the kites, then certain types of kites are harmful because of the way they are built.
This is mainly seen one specific type of kites called ‘Manja’ kites. The newer class of kites incorporate certain features which is aimed at addressing the issues with Manja kites.
However, by making ourselves aware of the consequences of our mindless actions, we can bring about a change.