Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti is just a few days away and most Amdavadis are super excited about it. But while you enjoy the kite festival, you should be aware of how this festival harms birds and sometimes animals. Just imagine what the deadly manja could do to a bird if it is capable of cutting your fingers each time.
This Uttarayan, join TheAhmedabadBlog.com along with BuddyBits.com in our endeavor to save birds. Through the “Save Birds Campaign” we aim to bring about not only a collective change in the mindset of citizens but also hope to save maximum birds.
Giving up flying kites entirely may not be to everyone’s liking. But there are certainly a few precautions we can all take:
1. When a bird hits the ground, do not catch it immediately. Give it some time to gain stability on its own while protecting it from cats and dogs
2. If a bird has not received serious cuts and is able to fly, let it go. Do not hold the birds too tightly.
3. Do not feed them water
4. If a bird is badly injured and seems to require first aid, then cover its eyes with a soft cloth, like a sock. This will prevent them from fluttering their wings
5. Put the injured bird in an empty bucket and cover it with cloth until help arrives
6. Do not fly kites between 7 am and 9 am as well as between 5 pm and 7 pm. These are the hours when there are maximum birds in the sky.
Here are a few helpline numbers for bird rescue in Ahmedabad:
- Jivdaya Charitable Trust: 09924418184
- Namoh Namah Parivar: 9429410101, 9429410108, 9898302525, 9898402525
Address: Senior Citizen Garden, Opp. Labdhi Vikram Flats, B/H Dharnidhar Derasar, Vasna, Ahmedabad
- Geetaben Rambhia Smruti Ahinsa Trust: 079 49010035
- Asha Foundation: 9879877281, 9825317707, 9824037521