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Guj CM launches state-wide bird rescuing ‘Karuna Abhiyaan’ from 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 Mr. 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, nearly 40,000 injured birds were rescued.

    Mr. Rupani further stated that nearly 10,000 people at 650-odd places would participate in the bird rescue mission. Like every year, this year also the state government has started a 24×7 toll-free number 1962 for rescuing the birds. In last two years, the toll-free service had received over 180,000 calls for rescuing the birds. In addition, an ICU theater with ultramodern medial facilities has also been made operational.

    The event was also graced by City Mayor Mrs. Bijalben Patel, Additional Chief Secretary (Forest Department) Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, ACF Ms Sakira Begum, Collector Dr. Vikrant Pandey and others.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat