There’s no denying the fact that the construction of more and more cell towers is harming the population of birds. In addition, many birds are unable to find water and shelter. Which is why, 45-year-old Tanzilur Rahman Khan who resides in Niskha village (Gaya, Bihar) has made it his mission to do all he can to protect the gauraiyas (sparrows) in his village.
Within his house, he has built several nests for birds using earthen pots and he also takes care of their food requirements. Yahoo News quoted him saying,
“I’ve created a natural habit for the bird. We don’t allow the usage of guns and slingshots. I have installed a CCTV camera to keep an eye on them.”
He added that after watching the National Geographic Channel he found, “It is said that the air of the sparrow’s wing protects from 38 kinds of diseases.”
Bihar: A man builds nests and installs a CCTV camera for birds in Gaya
"I've created a natural habit for the bird. We don't allow the usage of guns and slingshot. I have installed CCTV camera to keep an eye on them," said Tanzeel-Ur-Rehman (25.02.2021) pic.twitter.com/2YRXVajnUn
— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2021
People commended his initiative and applauded his efforts to protect the winged creatures and their young ones.
This is so good… sparrows need the nesting places especially in villages. With no more thatched roofs and indoor kitchens, their habitat has been lost for good. A little bigger hole in these nests, and myna takes over their homes😬
Right season to help sparrows🙏🙏
— Manushi (@Manushi64428902) February 26, 2021
Its too good … And thanks a lot to protect our (future )endangered species ..
— Ankush Yadav (@AnkushY94975562) February 26, 2021
Bahut hi Prasansniya karya
— Niraj Singh (@NirajSi83402894) February 26, 2021
Earlier, actor Randeep Hooda had also urged everyone to feed birds that visit the balconies of our apartments.