KAPURTHALA: Science City celebrated World Sparrow Day by organizing a webinar on March 20, 2021. Mohammed Dilawar, the person behind the primary celebration of World Sparrow Day was the important thing speaker on the event. He stated that 5 completely different species of sparrows are present in India. Out of the 5, just one species is migratory whereas the remainder are native to the Indian subcontinent. The most considerable and widespread is Passer domesticus. It’s vital to save sparrows by putting in nest packing containers, chook feeders, planting native vegetation and decreasing use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. He emphasised on saving sparrows to save humanity.
Gitanjali Kanwar, Coordinator, WWF-India added that there are about fifty species of birds that dwell closest to human dwellings. These birds embrace bulbul, sparrows’ pigeons, warblers, parakeets, and so forth. Such birds discover birdhouses safer, protecting and liveable. It is the survival intuition that urges the endangered sparrows to shift their pure habitats from homes and buildings to the artificially constructed chook homes.
Speaking on the event, Dr.Neelima Jerath, Director General Science City stated that humble home sparrow or Passer domesticus (gharaan di chidi) is a chook most of us grew up with. The refrain of chirping that greeted us at dawn and sundown was pretty much as good as clockwork however slowly and certainly these little pleasant and hyperactive birds have bid adieu to our properties and cities. This has been an ongoing course of for the reason that Nineteen Nineties. Further, every year March 20 is noticed because the World Sparrow Day and rightly so, as these birds deserve our honest conservation efforts to restore these birds to their real habitats.
Delivering vote of thanks, Dr Rajesh Grover, Director, Science City stated that it is rather vital to elevate consciousness in regards to the lowering inhabitants of sparrows else we could hear tales from our subsequent era narrating as soon as upon a time there was a bit chook known as a sparrow.