Articles tagged under: Uttarayan
January 14, 2019
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
January 13, 2019
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
January 11, 2019
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
January 11, 2019
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
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.
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January 08, 2019
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
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:
January 14, 2018
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
January 14, 2018
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
January 12, 2018
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
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