Aim to give the little birdie a home inside our houses
During our childhood the chirping of sparrows awakened us in the morning. We used to see their nests at nooks, corners of our house and surrounding places. The small and beautiful sparrow has been living with humans for decades but with the increase of concrete jungles the population of little birdie is decreasing specially in cities.
Felling of trees, absence of ventilators in houses, non-availability of worms for feeding chicks amidst concrete structures are some of the reasons for the declining population of sparrows and there is a serious need to give them a house of their own.
With the same idea, Star India group organised a competition to select the best sparrow house for the little birdie and gives them their space in our houses. The one month competition saw 658 enteries from all across India and 300 houses were in contention for the prize entry.
From six to 81 years of age, the participants put forward their best creativity to create bird houses based on parameters of ventilation, durability, eco friendly and others. The houses shows the love of people towards saving the house sparrow and many of the ideas can be mass produced, said the jury members.
Tanuj Desai the brain behind the idea said, it’s probably for the first time that such a competition was organised where enteries from 28 states in India and two from Dubai and Canada came to them. The concept is unique and a small gesture to save the little birdie and environment. In next six months they are going to organise a competition on bird feeders.