Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today paid a courtesy visit to a control room set-up at Trikon Baug area in Rajkot city jointly by Shree Karuna Foundation (Animal Help Line) and Rajkot district administration to save lives and provide medical treatments to birds and animals sustained injuries during the celebration of ‘Uttrayan Festival’ in Rajkot city and surrounding areas. He also dedicated two-ambulances, which are pressed into the service for providing medical treatments to injured birds, to the people. The state government is determined to show mercy towards all living beings, he added.
The Chief Minister sent his good wishes and expressed desire that on the Makar Shankranti’ festival, which is also popular as ‘Uttrayaan’, people receive happiness, peace and the Sunrise of progress in their lives. Like ‘108-Emergency Service’, under its ‘Karuna Abhiyaan’ (Mercy Mission) the state government has undertaken an initiative ‘1962 Emergency Service’ to save lives of birds and animals.
During the Uttrayaan festival days ranging between Jan 10-20, the state government has set up more than 750 centers for treating the birds and animals.
Of the two ambulances, one was provided by the district administration and another jointly by Shah and Bhojani families at the cost of Rs. 4.5-lakh each.
Others who attended the function included BJP leaders – Mr. Nitinbhai Bhardwaj, Mrs. Anjaliben Rupani, Gujarat Municipal Finance Board’s Chairman Mr. Dhansukhbhai Bhanderi, Mayor Dr. Jaimanbhai Upadhyay, deputy-mayor Dr. Darshitaben Shah, MLAs – Mr. Govindbhai Patel, Mr. Arvindbhai Raiyani, Mr. Lakhabhai Sangathiya, city bjp president Mr. Kamleshbhai Mirani, collector Dr. Vikrant Pandy and other dignitaries including trustees of Karuna Foundation Trust.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat