Articles tagged under: Uttarayan

At least 5 dead, over 50 injured in kite related accidents across Gujarat on Uttaryan day

January 14, 2018
At least 5 dead, over 50 injured in kite related accidents across Gujarat on Uttaryan day

Ahmedabad: At least five people including two children died while over 50 injured in kite related accidents across Gujarat today on the occasion of Uttarayana. Police said that 33 year old Kalpesh Patel died near Gozaria crossing in Mahesana when his throat was slit by a sharp kite-string while he was driving his bike. In a similar incident another person riding a bike died in Nanwapur in Khambhat taluka of Anand district. In another incident 35 year old Bahadur Nanpau, a ...Read More

Gujarat celebrates Uttarayan

January 14, 2018
Gujarat celebrates Uttarayan

Gandhinagar: Gujarat is celebrating kite flying day today on the occasion of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. People of Gujarat will also celebrate kite flying day tomorrow, or January 15 which is called 'Vaasi Uttarayan'. On the even of kite flying day, kite markets witnessed huge crowds of those out to purchase patang(kite), firki(string) and accessories such as hats, goggles etc. There's tradition of having lunch of Undhiyu, Jalebi, Khichdo on Uttarayan. Fruits such as sherdi, bor and sweets suc...Read More

Ban on two wheeler movement on flyovers on Uttaryan in Surat; Kite flying hours restricted

January 12, 2018
Ban on two wheeler movement on flyovers on Uttaryan in Surat; Kite flying hours restricted

Surat: Police commissioner of Surat, the city where a 5 year old girl had died due to kite-string injury recently, has banned movement of two wheeler on flyovers during Uttarayan. Police Commissioner Satish Sharma today said that apart from banning the kite flying during early morning hours (6 to 8am) and evening from 5 to 7pm from January 6 to 20, he has banned the movement of two wheeler over flyovers in the city from the morning of January 14 till 10 pm in the night of the nex...Read More

Wind speed across Gujarat likely to remain very- good during two days of festival of kites

January 12, 2018
Wind speed across Gujarat likely to remain very- good during two days of festival of kites

Ahmedabad: The festival of kites 'Uttarayan', one of the most popular and colorful religious celebrations in Gujarat held on January 14 and 15 every year, is likely to be a 'very-good' one for the second consecutive time with regard to 'availability of wind'. In fact for the festival-lover Gujaratis, when Uttarayan knocks around the corner, 'wind' takes the center-stage of discussion on the eve of Uttarayan. On Uttarayan and Basi Uttaryan (Jan 15) when lakhs and lakhs o...Read More

Karuna Abhiyan launched to save birds from lethal kite strings during Uttarayan

January 11, 2018
Karuna Abhiyan launched to save birds from lethal kite strings during Uttarayan

Gandhinagar: Under its ‘Karuna Abhiyaan’ (Mercy Mission) Gujarat Government is determined to save the lives of birds who might sustain injuries during the ‘Uttrayan’ (Kite) festival to be celebrated all over the state between January 10 and 20, Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani asserted here today. The Chief Minister further stated that the government is taking every possible measure to protect lives and injuries being caused during the Kite Festival. Government is alert against t...Read More

4,000 attend disabled Persons’ Kite Festival at Rajkot, make Limca Book record

January 15, 2017
4,000 attend disabled Persons’ Kite Festival at Rajkot, make Limca Book record

Rajkot: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today said that it is not just the responsibility of parents and guardians to take care of the physically challenged, now called Divyang, but also of the entire society. He said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has coined the word for all forms of disabled persons. The differently disabled may be deprived one way are but endowed with some other ways with stronger faculties. Mr. Rupani was inaugurating the first-ever unique Divyang’s Kite Festiv...Read More

Defying court ban Chinese lanterns appear in Gujarat skies again, reports of 3 deaths in kite related incidents

January 14, 2017
Defying court ban Chinese lanterns appear in Gujarat skies again, reports of 3 deaths in kite related incidents

Ahmedabad: Defying the court's ban on Chinese Lanterns or Tukkals, once again a large number of such proscribed flying objects filled the skies of Ahmedabad,Surat and other cities and towns in Gujarat on this Uttarayan evening.. Though the number of Tukkals was not as great as that of two years back when these were not banned, yet it was also not so less as to be ignored. After the day long 'roof-top' kite-flying and kite-fights across the state which was also joined by m...Read More

Gujarat CM flies kites, also cares for birds by visiting rescue and care center

January 14, 2017

Gujarat Chief Minister greets people on Makar Sankranti, flies kite from rooftop in Khadia locality Ahmedabad: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here today greeted the people of Gujarat on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti, also fondly called ‘Uttarayan’, as the Sun starts moving from southern hemisphere to northern (meaning ‘uttar disha’). As it is also celebrated as the kite festival, Mr. Rupani took time off to fly kites from the rooftop in Khadia locality in the city. H...Read More

Flying knives: A woman dead in Ahmedabad, a 4-year child among many injured

January 14, 2017
Flying knives: A woman dead in Ahmedabad, a 4-year child among many injured

Ahmedabad: A 35-year old lady who was passing through Dharnidhar over bridge in Ahmedabad suffered kite string injury and died on the spot on Uttarayan day. This is second sucn incident of death on this bridge. In another incident near Maninagar cross roads, a 4-year child suffered throat cut injury due to lethal sharp kite string when he was on bike with his father. The child has been admitted to AMC run LG hospital. In one more incident, a youth was injured in throat due to sharp kite ...Read More

Man in Gujarat injured due to Chinese kite string

January 14, 2017
Man in Gujarat injured due to Chinese kite string

Porbandar: A man was today hospitalized after being injured owing to alleged Chinese kite string near Bokhira town of Porbandar district in Gujarat. Police said that the youth, said to be a resident of Lamba village under Kalyanpur taluka of Devbhoomi-Dwarka district sustained cut at his throat owing to the kite. He was driving a motorcycle when the string suddenly stuck him in at his throat. He has been admitted to a hospital. This is yet another incident of injury d...Read More

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