State-wide 20,000-odd bird rescuing Karuna Abhiyaan

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.