'Flying of kites sometimes leads to accidents causing harm and injury to humans, animals and birds,' Directorate of Education told schools.
New Delhi: The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to discourage students from flying kites and sensitise them about the danger it can pose for humans and birds.
"Flying of kites is a common feature in Delhi as a hobby of youth and generally increases before festivals and national holidays. Flying of kites sometimes leads to accidents causing harm and injury to humans, animals and birds," the Directorate of Education (DoE) said in a communication to schools.
"It becomes lethal and hazardous because of metal coated string used in flying kites. Often accidents involving kite flying have been reported causing injuries - small, grievous and sometimes fatal.