Bharti Airtel, India’s largest GSM mobile service provider today announced an initiative towards a social cause in association with NGO Namo Namah Parivaar to rescue the injured birds from the deadly string on Kite Day- The Uttarayan in Gujarat Telecom circle.
Come January and the state of Gujarat gears up to celebrate Uttarayan (The Kite Festivals) with colourful Kites, delectable chikkis and lots of music. During the same time Corporates and NGOs extend their helping hand to coordinate first aid to the victims of the deadly string.
“We have been working for the welfare of birds for last twelve years now. This year we have set up 18 first aid centers in and around the city of Ahmedabad and have around 500 qualified volunteers in the age group of 12 to 60 years to rescue the injured birds during this festival.
For this cause we have voluntary participation even from visually impaired people who would be stationed at the call centre supported by airtel and guiding the volunteers within 10 - 15 minutes to the rescue point. This prompt and efficient rescue drive will be operational from January 12th to January 16th
Our suggestion to the people at large is to avoid Chinese manja as they are lethal.” says Bhupendra Shah, President, Namo Namah Parivaar.
Speaking on the association, Mr. Shivan Bhargava, COO, airtel, Gujarat circle said “We at airtel strongly identify with the spirit in which festivals are celebrated in this state, but at the same time, it is our duty to control the manmade disasters in our own way. To create awareness, on the ills of using razor- sharp manja, airtel Gujarat circle would be sending precautionary messages to all their subscribers.
The two helpline numbers dedicated to this noble cause are 9898302525 and 9898402525. Our message to all is to pick up and dial airtel helpline numbers to save the avian community.”