Articles tagged under: MakarSankranti

Crowding at Patang bazars on eve of Kite flying festival in Ahmedabad

January 14, 2021
Crowding at Patang bazars on eve of Kite flying festival in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad: While Covid19 pandemic related guidelines restricting crowding is already in place, large number of people could be seen crowding at Patang markets on eve of two days long kite flying festival in wall city Ahmedabad. As curfew was to start at 10 pm and shops were to close in range of 9 to 9.30 pm, kite lovers gathered at Patang markets to purchase kites and string reels early in the evening causing traffic jam situation. Meanwhile, city police has set up several dhaba points o...Read More

Dan, Punya on Uttarayan

January 14, 2021
Dan, Punya on Uttarayan

Gandhinagar: Uttarayan is an occasion for dan-punya (making donations and doing charity). At number of places, needy people were helped today and cattle were offered food. Gau Pujan by Shri Somnath Trust at Prabhas Patan in Gujarat to mark Makarsankranti festival today Charity (daan, punya) an integral part of Makar Sankranti celebration in Gujarat; Here in video clip, Har Har Mahadev AnnKshetra group in Akhbarnagar area, offering feast of traditional Uttarayan meal - Undhiyu, Puri, Ja...Read More

Amit Shah in Gujarat on Uttarayan

January 14, 2021
Amit Shah in Gujarat on Uttarayan

Ahmedabad: Union Home minister Amit Shah is here to celebrate Uttarayan with his family. Shah visited Jagannath mandir in wall city in the morning with his family members and performed aarti of Bhagwan Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra. He also offered food to mandir's elephants and cows to mark the occasion. Shah generally, every year visits the city on Uttarayan and flies kites with party workers in dense populated areas. It was believed that this year, due to Covid19 guidelines Shah would cel...Read More

Narendrabhai Modi shares his Gujarati poetry on Uttarayan

January 14, 2021
Narendrabhai Modi shares his Gujarati poetry on Uttarayan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendrabhai Modi today tweeted his poetry on Uttarayan in Gujarati language. The poetry has been titled as Occasion in sky and the sky in eyes. આભમાં અવસર અને આંખમાં જ અંબર pic.twitter.com/wKcKwAl1W4— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 14, 2021 Read More

Amit Shah, Rupani join common folk to fly kites, strict action keeps Tukkals almost invisible from skyline, at least 5 deaths, 90 injuries in kite flying related accidents

January 14, 2019
Amit Shah, Rupani join common folk to fly kites, strict action keeps Tukkals almost invisible from skyline, at least 5 deaths, 90 injuries in kite flying related accidents

Ahmedabad: Good wind speed added to the joy of Kite-lovers at most of the places across Gujarat including Ahmedabad this Uttarayan when many of the political big-wigs including BJP president Amit Shah and CM Vijay Rupani also joined the common-folk and indulged in 'kite-fight' from the roof top. Interestingly the ban on Chinese sky lantern and the tight police campaign looked like working this year and first time in many years the Tukkals as they are called in local Gujarati language were alm...Read More

Wind speed likely to remain good for kite flying on Uttarayan day tomorrow, would be slightly slower on Vasi Uttarayan

January 13, 2019
Wind speed likely to remain good for kite flying on Uttarayan day tomorrow, would be slightly slower on Vasi Uttarayan

Ahmedabad: The wind speed on Uttarayan, the festival of kites, one of the most popular and colorful religious celebrations in Gujarat is likely to be very good and conducive for kite-flying tomorrow. However, the wind speed would remain somewhat slower on the next day ie Basi Uttarayan day on January 15 but it would still likely to be good for kite flying. Senior Meteorologist of the IMD center here Manorama Mohanty today said that the average wind speed on Uttarayan day tomor...Read More

Two-wheelers banned from using all flyovers during two-day kite flying festival

January 11, 2019
Two-wheelers banned from using all flyovers during two-day kite flying festival

Surat: Two-wheelers are banned from using all flyovers in the city of Surat during the two-day kite flying festival on January 14th and 15th. According to a notification issued by city police commissioner, two wheelers will not be allowed to use flyovers from 6 am on January 14th to 10 pm on January 15th. Two-wheelers are allowed to use the road under the over bridges. This decision has been taken in view of past incidents in which two-wheeler riders had suffered throat injuries due to kite stri...Read More

Rupani launches state-wide ‘Karuna Abhiyaan’ to rescue injured birds during kite flying festival Uttarayan

January 11, 2019
Rupani launches state-wide ‘Karuna Abhiyaan’ to rescue injured birds during kite flying festival  Uttarayan

Ahmedabad: With a view to rescue and save the bird sustained injuries caused by thread use for flying kites during the forthcoming ‘Kite Festival’, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani today launched state-wide ‘Karuna Abhiyaan’ (Mercy Mission) in Ahmedabad. The Karuna Abhiyaan will continue between January 10 and 20. The Chief Minister categorically stated that under the Karuna Abhiyaan approximately 20,000-odd birds are being rescued and saved every year. In last two years, nearl...Read More

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