Articles tagged under: Uttarayan

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

Gujarat govt announces yet another edition of Karuna Abhiyan to save birds during Uttarayan

January 09, 2019

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today announced yet another edition of Karuna Abhiyan to save birds during, before and after the Kite flying festival - Uttarayan - Makar Sankranti (January 14) by roping in entire strength of Forest department staff across the State. Birds injured by kite strings will be rescued by forest department staff and network of volunteers. DeshGujarat Read More

Cyber cell of Ahmdabad police issues notices to 12 e-commerce players including Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Indiamart in connection with sell of Chinese kite-string and Tukkal (sky lantern)

January 08, 2019
Cyber cell of Ahmdabad police issues notices to 12 e-commerce players including Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and Indiamart in connection with sell of Chinese kite-string and Tukkal (sky lantern)

Ahmedabad: The cyber cell of Ahmedabad Crime Branch has issued notices to 12 e-commerce players including big names like amazon, flipkart, Indiamart and snapdeal in connection with violation of the public notice regarding ban on sell of chinese kite string and tukkal (sky lantern). A statement issued by the deputy commissioner office today said that it had come to the notice about the sell of such string and tukkal on these e-commerce players. Notices along with the copy of r...Read More

In pics: International Kite Festival 2019 kicks off at Sabarmati Riverfront

January 06, 2019

Ahmedabad: International Kite Festival 2019 organized by Gujarat govt. arm Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd was inaugurated today at Sabarmati Riverfront here. Presented are glimpses of same:   DeshGujarat Read More

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