Makar Sankranti was today celebrated with fanfare and gaiety across Rajasthan with people taking holy dips and engaging themselves in religious activities while youths and children were seen enjoying kite flying. Colourful kites dotted the skyline in Jaipur where children went atop the houses to fly kites with the break of the dawn. Decorated make-shift walls with different types of kites in all sizes were a common sight in the markets. Devotees offered prayers to the sun and took holy dip in Galta tirth and offered prayers. Meanwhile, 21 people were injured in kite-flying related incidents in the city. "21 people who received injuries due to Manjhas or due to mishap were treated at SMS hospital.
Of the 21 people, an elderly man with cut on his throat and a 13-14 year old girl with head injuries were admitted. The remaining were discharged," Emergency in-charge of the hospital Jagdish Modi said.
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