As the festival of Makar Sankranti is on the doorstep, kite flying enthusiast is filling the sky with their kites. But the city has also registered many cases due to the nylon manja (thread used for flying kite). Eves of the city at 55 Guruprasad, Modern Society, opposite School of Scholars, Rana Pratap Nagpur on Tuesday displayed a special kite, made by themselves with the message to celebrate the festival of Sankranti without harming nature.
Dr Sunita Sharma and Gunjan Khandelwal who took the lead in the initiative said, The dangerous manja has not only harmed human beings but also the birds. Nature conservation message kite was displayed, which the ladies prepared by themselves. The six feet toll kite is made of cloth, decorated with flowers and birds giving the message of the conservation of the environment was appreciated by the people. “It took 20 hours to complete the special kite,” Khandelwal said.
Dr Monali Raut working in Kalpravruksha and Suretech Hospital, who was also witnessing the kite said, “Though the festival of Sankranti is two days away, cases of injury due to deadly Manja has started coming to our hospital.” She added that neck cut, finger cut due to manja were the casualty cases came to the hospital. “The Manja used nowadays is invisible and is also dangerous. The wounds caused on the neck was critical and we had to give stitches to the patient.” Dr. Raut said. Dr. Monika Dhoke also added to banned the nylon Manja. Also present were Nita Mishra, Asha Mishra, Manorama Raut, Rajni Kukde, and Sheela kukde.