The need to bring information in #religious narrative in Nag Panchami :
According to a report in 'The National' snakes kill about 46000 people every year in #India. And #Snakes are slayed by lacs every year due to the fear of being #bitten, majority of which are non-venomous and play a vital role in ecological balance.
#Nagpanchmi can be used as a unique occasion to educate people about snake #bites, their timely cure and the role of snakes in the ecosystem. There are some NGOs that are doing a commendable job in educating people about #serpents but considering the population of India and rampant illiteracy, we clearly need to do more as civil society. NO?