Sonam Kapoor Gives Special Kites To School Kids
Sonam Kapoor on Makar Sankranti eve ,has given special kites to school kids.The kites are different from that normally used coated with glass powder.These special kites with regulation strings are not harmful to birds and the actress urged school children to be kind and not to use glass powder-coated manja (string) to fly kites.
In her letter to Mumbai school Arya Vidya Mandir principal, on behalf of PETA, she pointed out that the glass coated string injured thousands of birds as well as kids.
The actress wrote, “The (donated) kites send a positive message to children, encouraging them to prevent the suffering of birds by using only string which has not been coated with glass”
“I have been shocked and saddened to learn from my friends at PETA that countless birds are slashed, wounded, maimed and killed every day during Makar Sankranti and Basant Panchami. I am also disturbed by the fact that manjha (string) is responsible for numerous human injuries and even deaths, including that of a teacher who was killed just last year in Maharashtra,” she added.
Sonam furthur wrote, “In another incident, a youth was nearly decapitated by a manjha string while riding his bicycle. Such needless loss of life has moved me to take action for the sake of humans and birds alike.”
“I would also like to relay this message to all your students: study hard, be goal-oriented and be compassionate. You can start by showing compassion and not using glass-coated string.”