Last week, a 14-year-old child govinda from Sanpada, Kiran Talekar fell to death while practicing for
the upcoming Dahi Handi festival. The incident has put renewed focus upon the safety of little boy and
girl govindas who risk life and limb at the behest of parents, mandals and organizers. Mumbai North
Central Loksabha MP Smt Poonam Mahajan has written a letter to Hon Minister for Women & Child
Development Smt. Maneka Gandhi urging her to look into the safety precautions for Children in the
Dahi Handi celebrations.