People fed monkeys and pigeons and celebrate
Diwali the festival of lights is always celebrated with lots of joy and happiness, but in view of pollution many people take the initiatives to celebrate it in different and unique ways. Jayesh Shah a property consultant in Vadodara celebrate the festival in a unique way with monkeys, pigeons and peacocks inside the Palace on Wednesday.
Jayesh has a routine to interact with the animals and birds and feed them with bananas and biscuits on every Sunday. Like every year he celebrate Diwali with animals and birds inside the palace and feed them bananas and other food items. He went to the palace as per his weekly routine and invited many other friends to celebrate Diwali with the animals.
Like Shah the people specially little kids were excited to give bananas and biscuits to the monkeys inside the Laxmi Vilas Palace ground next to Motibaug cricket ground. The monkeys were also willingly take the fruits and biscuits from the guests coming to celebrate the festival with them.
“For the last many years I am feeding monkeys, pigeons and peacocks every Sunday. This year also i celebrate the festival of Diwali with my friends and invited the people to join me. We fed nuts, rice, Jawar, wheat, Bananas and biscuits to the monkeys and birds,” said Shah.
So how the idea came to his mind to feed the animals and celebrate the festival with them, Shah said he always believe in non cruelty to animals and that gave him the idea. “I am a Jain and a firm believer in non cruelty towards animals. Every year I saw bursting crackers caused problems for animals which cannot speak or express their pain to us. So I decide to feed them every Sunday and continue my routine for the last many years. From last couple of years I decide to celebrate diwali with the nature and happy to give the happiness to the animals,” said Shah.
Bharatnatyam guru and founder of Purva School of Bharatnatyam celebrate the day of diwali with animals inside Sayaji zoo and said to be the lifetime experience for him.