In the wake of the coming kite flying season during Sankranti huge number of people engage in kite flying, youth force of King Cobra, a non-governmental organization (NGO), under the leadership of its founder Arvind kumar Raturi organized a campaign on Wednesday on ban on flying kites. The campaign was held at various schools, colleges, other educational institutions, playgrounds and various roads of Nagpur against the use of nylon Manja (Manja polished with glass).
The public awareness campaign was aimed at convincing people against its use. The organisation appealed to people to fight against the use of nylon manja, its sale as well as manufacturing.
Even after the court has banned nylon manja, its illegal sale and purchase is going on in various ways for a long time. Even after being banned, governments and potential administration have not been able to make any ordinance and strict law on this, that’s why the courage of those who use it is high, Even if action is taken against the traders who sell it, it is only for name sake. The purchase and sale of this deadly nylon manja is not being curbed.
If the police, the city administration and the Pollution Control board, the Forest Department together start taking joint action, only then the use of this deadly manja can be prevented.
The organization has been fighting for ban on nylon manja both through a constitutional battle as well as on all other possible fronts for the last 17 years, beside various public awareness campaigns and street plays. The Ngo is demanding that people, animal and birds who are injured with it get free treatment in all government non-government hospitals. Even disabled persons and those who have died after being hurt as well as their relatives should get government job as compensation. Because in the last 17 years, around 412 persons, 40,000 animals and birds of different types have died due to this manja. About 1230 persons, 52,000 animal and bird became crippled, who is responsible for this, questioned the organization.
This manja is also extremely harmful to the environment as it does not decompose and keeps harming people as it continues to hang from the trees, electric poles, wire, high rise buildings cable wires and various types of equipment, causing damage to life and property. Hence every citizen should boycott its use.
Students and teachers from Vidarbh Buniyadi Highschool and Upper primary school, Sharda Mahavidyalay, Nav Pratibha College, Priyadarshini College, Kamla Nehru College with Sanjay Panchbhai, Atul Pimpadkar, Shekhar Ghate, Amit Kature, Falguni Ratudi, Ayushi Ratudi were present in the public awareness and boycott rally.
Note: “Like every year, the organization has arranged for free rescue operations, primary treatment and medical assessments for the people who are injured from the manja.” For more information they can contact on 9049550854, 9021481639, 9503069860