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Free fast-food in exchange of tangled kite strings

January 17, 2022
Free fast-food in exchange of tangled kite strings

Surat: A shop in Vesu area of the city has launched a new offer for the customers in which the shop will provide free food items in exchange of tangled kite strings. A food shop named Jay Gopinath Khaman Ane Locho, in Agam arced in Vesu run by two persons named Chetan and Paresh has declared a new offer. As per this offer, 500 grams sada khaman will be provided at free cost to the customers in exchange of 500 grams tangled kite strings. Similarly, 1 kg Sada Khaman or cheese roll locho will b...Read More

108 Emergency service receives extra ordinary number of calls during kite flying festival

January 15, 2022

Gandhinagar: The 108-ambulance service received a total 3830 calls in the state on the festival of Uttarayan, out of which 245 calls were for the emergency treatment for injuries due to kite strings. There is an increase in the calls to 108- ambulance service in the state this year compared to the previous year. The number of calls to 108-ambulance service was 3359 in the year 2021 on Uttarayan. Out of the 245 calls regarding the injuries due to kite strings, the highest number of calls were ...Read More

Around 500 birds injured in Ahmedabad during first day of Kite Flying Festival

January 15, 2022

Gandhinagar: Private NGOs, fire brigade and the animal helpline service of the state government undertook the work of rescuing, and giving treatment to the injured birds in the city during 14th and 15th January considering the festival of Uttarayan. Around over 500 birds were injured in the city on the festival of Uttarayan. A NGO named Samvedana bird and animal helpline held a 2-day camp on 14th and 15th January for rescue and treatment of injured birds near Navyug school in Nava Naroda are...Read More

Pre – Uttarayan 2022 photos from Gujarat

January 13, 2022
Pre – Uttarayan 2022 photos from Gujarat

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Gujarat govt declares holiday on January 15 barring essential/emergency services

January 13, 2022
Gujarat govt declares holiday on January 15 barring essential/emergency services

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has declared holiday for all government offices barring specified ones that are into emergency and essensial services on January 15, the second day of kite flying festival - Uttarayan, which is marked as Vasi Uttaryaan. The decision has been taken in connection with covid-19 pandemic as preventive measure.   Read More

IMD releases wind forecast for Kite flying festival Uttarayan in Gujarat

January 13, 2022
IMD releases wind forecast for Kite flying festival Uttarayan in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Central government's weather department is out with its regular weather bulletin ahead of kite flying festival Uttarayan in Gujarat. As per IMD, ''Generally Northeasterly wind with speed 10-15 kmph is very likely to prevail at lower levels during Uttarayan festival." The IMD bulletin added that Cold day conditions are very likely to continue to prevail at isolated pockets in the districts of North Gujarat region namely Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Patan a...Read More

Rajkot couple makes kites attached with seeds

January 13, 2022
Rajkot couple makes kites attached with seeds

Rajkot: A couple in Rajkot has made eco-friendly kites by attaching seeds of various plants below the kites. The seeds are inserted inside a pocket created below the kites. The creators said these seeds won’t cause problems in flying the kites as their weight is negligible. A plant may grow after a kite with seeds attached to it falls on the land, if surface is favorable. The couple named Jignesh Ramanuj and Hiral Ramanuj have made around 150 eco-friendly kites with help of family membe...Read More

Trends announces Uttarayan Selfie Contest

January 12, 2022
Trends announces Uttarayan Selfie Contest

Mumbai: India’s largest and fastest growing apparel and accessories specialty chain of Reliance Retail, Trends is strengthening the connect with consumers across the small towns of Gujarat, through an interesting contest during the auspicious Uttarayana Festival. By virtue of its presence and reach in Gujarat, Trends has planned an interesting contest for its consumers across state during the kite flying festival, Uttarayan. Trends across over 40 stores in Gujarat, would be connecting wi...Read More

Flying knives are back; Incidents of throat injuries due to lethal kite strings reported

January 10, 2022
Flying knives are back; Incidents of throat injuries due to lethal kite strings reported

Bharuch: Flying knives are back. As many as 3 incidents of throat injuries due to kite strings are reported in Bharuch within 19 hours. Out of the 3 victims of lethal kite strings, one person died, while two people were injured. A 35-year-old female named Ankita Hirenkumar Mistri, living in Arunoday bungalows at Zadesvar road was going to Shaktinath with her 9-year-old daughter on Activa on Saturday. She got serious injuries on neck due to a kite string when passing from Bholav Bhrugurushi b...Read More

Karuna Abhiyan: Gujarat govt announces WhatsApp phone number for rescue and treatment of injured birds during Kite Flying Festival

January 10, 2022
Karuna Abhiyan: Gujarat govt announces WhatsApp phone number for rescue and treatment of injured birds during Kite Flying Festival

Gandhinagar: Like every year, ‘Karuna Abhiyan’ campaign will be run in the state during 10th to 20th January 2022 to treat the birds injured due to the kite strings during Kite flying festival. The forest department of State government will operate control rooms in all the talukas from 7 am to 6 pm during the campaign period. The forest department has also launched a WhatsApp number and a website for immediate treatment of the injured birds during Uttarayan festival. District-wise inform...Read More

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