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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Save Birds-this Uttarayan workshop conducted at Witty Kids Chikoowadi for grade IV to VI

Makar Sankranth a festival celebrated across the country in different ways, marks the point from which the cold, short, wintery days give way to longer and warmer months.  The craze of flying kites is so high that millions of enthusiasts fill the sky with kites of all shapes, sizes, hues and colours.

On the occasion of Uttarayan, a workshop ‘Save Birds this Uttarayan’ was conducted by Save Birds Foundation on 7th January, 2020 at Witty Kids, Chikoowadi, Borivali (West). The students of Secondary (Grade IV to Grade VI) section were made aware about the immense collateral damage that kite flying causes through this workshop.

The festival of rebirth in nature has become a festival of death for thousands of birds. The speaker, Ms Palakh Shah made children aware of the damage kite-flying causes to birds. The injuries are caused by ‘manja’, the string used to fly kites. Gummed and coated with powdered glass, the strings are made dangerously sharp to slash the thread of an opponent’s kite mid-air during kite fights. They were made aware of the extent of damage that a seemingly fun kite-flying activity can cause. This workshop also focused on rescue, species identification, handling, treatment, bird behavior, transportation, rehabilitation and release of birds. Videos were shown and the Helpline number was shared so that students can be a part of  the programme and help them treat and rescue injured birds.

Students understood Sankranth is about letting the spirit soar high, not the kites!



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