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Uttarayan 2021: 33.19% hike in emergency cases in Gujarat against normal days

A total of 3,359 emergency cases were reported in the state during the ‘Uttarayan’ festivities in Gujarat. Uttarayan – 2021 saw a 33.19% rise in emergencies against the number of cases registered on normal days. According to data released by GVK-EMRI 108, the number of emergency cases reported in the state on a normal day...

Uttarayan 2021: 176 trauma cases related to kites in Gujarat till 6 pm

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 176 trauma cases related to kite and manjha injuries up to 6 pm on the day of Uttarayan. Of the total Uttarayan related cases reported with the 108 emergency services in Ahmedabad, 13 were cases in which the victim’s throat was slit due to kite strings. Three people suffered trauma after...

Uttarayan 2021: 61 emergency cases in Ahmedabad till 1 pm

Ahmedabad on Thursday recorded 61 trauma cases related to kite and manjha injuries up to 1 pm on the day of Uttarayan. Of the total Uttarayan related cases reported with the 108 emergency services in Ahmedabad, five were cases in which the victim’s throat was slit due to kite strings. Two people suffered trauma after...

What did a Surti have to do with Uttarayan being a public holiday? Read to know…

When you get tired of shouting Kaipyo Che and take a rest to prepare for the next kite war, do give a thought to how Uttarayan came to be a holiday in Gujarat. The trend to declare January 14 as a public holiday first began in Surat. It was the Surtis who led an effort...

PIL banning sale of kites: Manufacturers, traders want to join petition

Amid a PIL seeking a ban on the sale and purchase of kites & threads, an application has been filed by The Gujarat Patang Manufacturing and Traders association before the Gujarat High Court to join as a respondent in the matter. An application moved through advocate KR Koshti submitted that the members of the association...

Gujarat government cancels all public Uttarayan celebrations this year

A cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Vijay Rupani has decided to cancel all Uttarayan (Patangotsav) celebrations in the state. Earlier the International Kite Festival which is held every year at Riverfront in Ahmedabad was also cancelled. The cabinet meeting also discussed the state budget, several government programmes, and festival celebrations ahead of the civic...