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Youth's tribute to Thiruvalluvar by using poet's 1330 couplets

TRICHY: A 21 year old poverty-stricken youth from Thuraiyur Taluk in Trichy district formed the figure of saint-poet Thiruvalluvar by writing all the 1,330 couplets of 'Thirukkural'.

"It's my ambition to become an artist. So, I decided to prove my talent in an innovative way and that passion induced me to successfully complete the task. The idea of forming the figure of Thiruvalluvar by writing 1,330 couplets sparked in my mind when I came to know that someone created the poet's portrait by pencil-sketch," said B Siva, a BA English literature graduate hailing from Balakrishnampatti in Thuraiyur taluk.

Siva said, "I started drawing from my 12th standard though I was fascinated by drawing and painting right from my childhood. I sharpened my talents with regular practice. I got an opportunity to participate in an inter-collegiate competition held at the Thanjavur Medical College last year and won third prize. After the completion of my degree this year, I felt hapless as I had no one to help me pursue a course on painting."

On Monday, he walked into the Trichy district collectorate to display the portrait of Thiruvalluvar that he made, to collector Jayashree Muralidharan during the grievance redressal day meeting with a hope of getting aid from the government to pursue a course on painting.

However, since district revenue officer (DRO) T Thiagarajan chaired the meeting in the absence of the district collector, Siva submitted the work to the DRO and sought his financial help to help pursue his dream.

Siva is the third son of K Beeman and B Vennila, daily wage labourers from Balakrishnampatti. Only last year, Beeman had died and it became even more difficult for the family to fend for themselves. The couple's two elder sons, K Selvakumar and K Senthilkumar had already discontinued their studies owing to poverty.


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நாளை துபாயில் திருச்சி ஜமால் முஹம்மது கல்லூரி முன்னாள் மாணவர் சங்க இஃப்தார் நிகழ்ச்சி

துபாய்: துபாயில் திருச்சி ஜமால் முஹம்மது கல்லூரி முன்னாள் மாணவர் சங்கத்தின் வருடாந்திர இஃப்தார் நிகழ்ச்சி நாளை(6ம் தேதி) மாலை 6 மணிக்கு துபாய் தேரா நாஸர் ஸ்கொயர் லேண்ட்மார்க் ஹோட்டலில் நடைபெறவிருப்பதாக நிகழ்ச்சி ஒருங்கிணைப்பாளர் ஜாபர் சித்தீக் தெரிவித்துள்ளார்.

முன்னாள் மாணவர் சங்க தலைவரும், லேண்ட்மார்க் ஜீனத் குழுமத்தின் மேலாண்மை இயக்குநருமான சையது முஹம்மது சாதிக் இஃப்தார் நிகழ்ச்சிக்கு தலைமை வகிக்கிறார். முன்னாள் மாணவர் சங்க நிறுவன பொதுச் செயலாளரும், வேலூர் நாடாளுமன்ற உறுப்பினருமான எம். அப்துல் ரஹ்மான் மற்றும் சூப்பர் சோனிக் குழும மேலாண்மை இயக்குநர் ஏ.எம்.இசட். ஜியாவுதீன் ஆகியோரும் சிறப்புரை வழங்குகின்றனர்.

நிகழ்ச்சியில் அமீரகத்தின் பல்வேறு பகுதிகளிலும் பணிபுரிந்து வரும் திருச்சி ஜமால் முஹம்மது கல்லூரி முன்னாள் மாணவர்கள் அனைவரும் பங்கேற்றுச் சிறப்பிக்க வேண்டும் என்று நிகழ்ச்சி ஒருங்கிணைப்பாளர் ஜாபர் சித்தீக் கேட்டுக் கொண்டுள்ளார்.

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The pedallers of Srirangam

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Despite rapid increase in the population of motor vehicles, the last generation of rickshaw pullers survive to become part of temple island’s history

While the world has moved on to faster, more expensive ways of travelling, there is a group of ageing men in Srirangam who still pedal their customers over short distances. While the surviving group of cycle rickshaw drivers may soon become part of the temple island’s history, they themselves remain nonchalant. “From nearly 200 rickshaws, we stand reduced to less than 50 ,” says Chinnayan, who adds that it wouldn’t be too long before even these vanished from the roads. Among the oldest rickshaw drivers in Srirangam, Chinnayan has witnessed Tiruchi’s transition from using bullock carts and cycle rickshaws to autos and two-wheelers.

The rickshaw men at Srirangam have managed to survive the vehicular onslaught by sticking to their neighbourhood: “We depend on the residents here who make it a point to visit the temple at least once in a day,” says R. Selvaraj, another old timer. They do only short trips between five to six kilometers in and around Srirangam, and charge almost half the price of an auto ride, he adds.

A combination of factors like the temple, wider roads, lesser vehicular traffic and the short distances have made it viable for the cycle rickshaws of Srirangam to stay on. “However, elsewhere in Tiruchi, cycle rickshawdrivers probably couldn’t survive the rapid increase in population and motor vehicles,” he believes. Today, the only other places where cycle rickshaws can be spotted are the main guard gate and Gandhi market areas.

The steep rise in fuel prices, the absence of bargaining battles and the fact that they are clean modes of transportation have tipped the scales in favour of the cycle rickshaws of Srirangam. “I’d rather take a cycle rickshaw than an auto because they are cheaper and safer,” says N. Raghavan, who added that auto drivers charged minimum fare of Rs.40 irrespective of distance. For R. Sathya, the manual labour involved and the age of the drivers (55 to 60 years) makes her want to give them the money they ask for. “Besides, it does make you feel like you’re helping the environment in your own little way, every time you take rickshaw ride.”

Despite the continuing flow of customers, the rickshaw drivers manage to make only Rs.100 to 150 in a day. “Many of us here drive rented rickshaws and pay twenty rupees per day as rent,” says Xavier. The fact that most parents have switched to auto from rickshaws to take their children to school, has reduced their income further. “We try to compensate by doing trips throughout the day and also by occasionally working as daily wage labourers,” he says.

With most of their children working or studying, the rickshaw men know they are probably the last generation of cycle rickshaw drivers in Srirangam. “Though I studied up to class XI, I was more fascinated by the bullock cart, and later the cycle rickshaw when I was young,” says Chinnayan. The business, according to him, was so brisk back then that it was almost a good career option. “But now it’s nowhere close.”


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திருச்சி அருகே பரபரப்பு கிணற்றில் புகையுடன் ஊற்று மக்களிடையே பரபரப்பு

மணப்பாறை, : திருச்சி அருகே கிணற்றில் புகையுடன் வரும் நீருற்றால் பரபரப்பு ஏற்பட்டது. திருச்சி மாவட்டம் மணப்பாறை தாலுகா மருங்காபுரி பெரியமலை அடர்ந்த வனப்பகுதி. இந்த மலையில் 1987ம் ஆண்டு 30 எக்டேர் வனப்பகுதியில் வனச்சூழியல் பண்ணை அமைக்க வனத்துறை முடிவு செய்தது. இந்த 30 எக்டேர் பரப்பில் தலா 15 எக்டேரில் செயற்கை மற்றும் இயற்கை மரங்களை வளர்த்து வேறுபாடுகளை ஆராய்ச்சி செய்ய திட்டமிடப்பட்டது.

இதற்காக 30 ஏக்கரை சுற்றியும் ரோடுகள் அமைக்கப்பட்டது. செயற்கை மரங்கள் வளர்க்க 75 அடி ஆழத்தில் கிணறு தோண்டியும் தண்ணீர் கிடைக்கவில்லை. ஒருவித நெடியுடன் புகை மட்டுமே வந்தது. இதனால் கிணறு வெட்டும் பணி கைவிடப்பட்டு திட்டம் கைவிடப்பட்டது. இந்நிலையில் நேற்று இம்மலை அடிவாரப்பகுதியில் வசிக்கும் விவசாயி தர்மலிங்கத்தின் தோட்டத்தில் 15க்கும் மேற்பட்ட காட்டெருமைகள் புகுந்து பயிரை மேய்ந்தது. அவற்றை வனப்பகுதிக்கு அனுப்ப தர்மலிங்கம் மற்றும் அப்பகுதியினர் 10க்கும் மேற்பட்டோர் காட்டெருமைகளை விரட்டிச்சென்றனர். அப்போது காட்டு எருமைகள் வனக்சூழியல் பண்ணை அமைக்க ஏற்கனவே தோண்டப்பட்ட கிணற்று பகுதி வழியாக ஓடியது.

இதற்கிடையே அவற்றை விரட்டி சென்றவர்கள் அந்த கிணற்றிலிருந்து புகையுடன் ஊற்றில் நீர் பிறிட்டு வருவதை கண்டு அதிர்ச்சி அடைந்தனர். இந்த தகவல் ஊருக்குள் காட்டுத்தீபோல் பரவியது. உடனே மருங்காபுரி, கல்லுப்பட்டி, டி. இடையப்பட்டி, குளவாய்பட்டி, விளவூரணிப்பட்டி உள்ளிட்ட கிராமங்களை சேர்ந்த நூற்றுக்கணக்கான மக்கள் திரண்டு வந்து அந்த கிணற்றை பார்த்த வண்ண மாக உள்ளனர்.

புவியியல் துறை விரைவில் ஆய்வு

இதுகுறித்து தகவலறிந்த துவரங்குறிச்சி வனச்சரகர் ராதாகிருஷ்ணன் மற்றும் வன காவலர்கள் விரைந்துசென்று கிணற்றை பார்வையிட்டனர். வனசரகர் ராதாகிருஷ்ணன் கூறுகையில், புயல், மழைகாலங்களில் கூட தண்ணீர் கிடைக்காத இந்த கிணற்றில் தற்போது நீர் ஊற்று பெருக்கெடுத்து வருவது ஆச்சரியமாக உள்ளது. 25 ஆண்டுகளுக்கு முன்பு அப்போதைய திருச்சி கலெக்டர் ஜாகர்சிங், மண்டல வன பாதுகாவலர் கருணாகரன், வன அலுவலர் அருணாபாஸ் ஆகியோர் முயற்சியால் உருவாக்கப்பட்ட வன சூழியல் பண்ணை திட்டம், தற்போதைய நீருற்று குறித்து மாவட்ட வனத்துறை உயர் அதிகாரிகளுக்கு தகவல் தெரிவிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. இப்பகுதியில் புவியியல் மாற்றம் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளதா என கண்டறிய புவியியல் துறை வல்லுனர்கள் விரைவில் இப்பகுதியில் ஆய்வு செய்ய உள்ளனர் என்றார்.


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Iftar treat for the city

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The gastronauts in the city are all in for a cheer as Ramzan is here and all that one can think of is the list of delicacies that gets imported into Trichy during this season...

Trichy caters to a diverse population — we have the Gujaratis celebrating their dandiya nights and lavish spreads, Christians fasting for lent and, of course, there are many different ways of celebrating festivals like Diwali and Holi. Now, it is the turn of the Muslims to rejoice as it the season of Ramzan and the feasts that they enjoy like in any metro is the same. The other communities join them, too, with the iftar feasts.

While fasting and prayers form an equally important aspect of the month, it is impossible and also incomplete to talk about the holy month of Ramzan without mentioning the variety of food that is on offer in the city. There is a blend of royal Mughlai flavours and spiced-up culinary traditions of a religion bent on traditional values and customs.
Mohammed Abubacker, who runs a popular mall in the city, has introduced the city foodies to the delectable Hyderabadi Haleem, which forms an important part of the festive meals of the Dakhni Muslims.

The nutritious mutton broth, which is traditionally known as paya, has caused quite a rage in the city it is now enjoyed by youngsters and adults alike. "We have chefs who prepare it for us and we make sure it has the actual Hyderabadi flavour and essence. The process is elaborate and that is the reason we do not cook it here - but it seems to be a hot. We are doing it second time this year and we are hoping it becomes bigger next year."

One can also enjoy a variety of dates, fruits and other dessert items which are imported into the city. "The Muslim shops now sport a lot of ingredients for preparing the Mughal dishes of the traditional age. Now it is a good time to experiment with these dished because at other times you do not usually find these basic ingredients," says Farha Habib, who likes to experiment with all types of cuisines.

These dishes are not just available at fancy eateries but also on the streets, which is where most of the youngsters like to frequent. Many of them in the city also call this a 'trip to heaven' as they get to have dishes like biriyani and kebabs, which are made with extra spice and care just for the season. Apart from the kebabs and tikks, there's also a lot of south Indian touch to the feasts, with vadais and even buttermilk, to aid in the digestion of all the heavy and spicy food.
While the feasts can cause many of the city's foodies to go overboard, the dieticians say that when one is fasting, one needs to ensure they have the right food when they break the fast. Lakshmi Kandasamy, a dietician, says that kanji acts as a cooling agent and is the best thing to break a fast. While kids and adults fast during the same time it is also advisable to make your body get the fluids it needs during the evening and dawn hours. "Drinking as much as water required and eating the right proportionate rather than stuffing oneself is necessary. Fried and spicy food is surely the pick of the season but should be compensated with a lot of fluids which will be able to withstand the climatic conditions of the region," reasons out Lakshmi.

In fact, many of the youngsters and elders in the city are all looking at this health aspect, with them going in for more fluids, dry fruits and fruits when they breat their fasts.

Ramzan, in Trichy, continues to be of traditional feasts, with a hint of modernity.

Cortesy: Mr. deepak, SSC forum

My special kudos to TOI, since without their office in trichy city they are highlighting the specials of trichy. not only this article they are highlighting the areas of developments & araes of concerns in trichy. but being presence for more than 10 years the some english daily is not at all highlighting any specials of trichy, shame on those english daily.


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Solar power systems to back up ATMs during power cut

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In an attempt to tap renewable energy sources, State Bank of India, Tiruchi, has installed solar power systems to provide back-up power supply to five automated teller machines (ATMs) in the city. The five ATMs, functioning on the branch premises, would now be powered by solar energy, though as a back-up to start with to keep the machines functional at times of load shedding. The bank would gradually move towards using solar power for the machines fully, officials said.

Currently, the bank has rented out a solar system for the ATMs and hoped to achieve substantial savings on power expenditure. Another ATM at Nannilam has been functioning fully with solar power. Bank officials claimed that the SBI was the first to go in for solar-powered ATMs in the State. The ‘Green ATMs’ in the city was formally dedicated by Collector Jayashree Muralidharan at a brief ceremony on Thursday. Ms.Muralidharan also handed over five Braille typewriters, each costing about Rs.25,000, to the Government Girls School for the Blind at Puthur, donated by the bank and educational assistance to a girl child adopted by the bank as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives. The bank authorities also formally handed over 500 tree guards to the Collector on the occasion.

Ms.Muralidharan commended the bank for donating the Braille typewriters to the blind school, which she pointed out had achieved cent per cent results in public exams. The visually challenged girls were proving that they could outdo normal children, if given the right opportunities. Referring to the greening drive taken up across the district, Ms.Muralidharan said that much more needs to be done to improve the green cover, especially within the city limits where the pollution levels are high. She appealed to the bank to come forward to donate more tree guards and adopt traffic islands in the city.

Arun Agarwal, deputy general manager, SBI, said the bank has taken up a slew of measures under its corporate social responsibility initiatives and has adopted 85,000 girl students across the country. B.Manivasagam, AGM, SBI, Tiruchi, and senior bank officials were present.


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திருச்சி: திருச்சி சாவித்திரி வித்யாசாலா ஹிந்து பெண்கள் மேல்நிலைப்பள்ளியை சேர்ந்த ஐந்து மாணவியர் இணைந்து ஸ்டாப்ளர் பின்னால் உலகிலேயே மிக நீளமான செயினை உருவாக்கியுள்ளனர்.திருச்சி சாவித்திரி வித்யாசாலா ஹிந்து பெண்கள் மேல்நிலைப்பள்ளியில் ப்ளஸ் 2 (பயாலஜி) படிக்கும் மாணவியர் தீபிகா, பிரியங்கா, சுவேதா, சண்முகப்பிரியா, சாதனா ஆகியோர் லிம்கா சாதனை முயற்சி மேற்கொண்டனர்.அதன்விளைவாக "ஸ்டாப்ளர் பின்'களை பயன்படுத்தி உலகிலேயே மிக நீளமான செயின் ஒன்றை உருவாக்கியுள்ளனர். 32.8 மீட்டர் (109.6 அடி) நீளம் கொண்ட அந்த செயின் தயாரிக்க 4,250 ஸ்டாப்ளர் பின்களை பயன்படுத்தியுள்ளனர். எட்டு மணி நேரத்தில் இந்த செயினை உருவாக்கியுள்ளனர்.

இதுகுறித்து அந்த மாணவியர் கூறியதாவது:கடந்த சில நாட்களுக்கு முன் "மிட்டர்ம்' தேர்வுக்காக படித்துக் கொண்டிருந்தோம். அப்போது, ஸ்டாப்ளர் பின் மூலம் கை பிரேஸ்லட், கழுத்து செயின் தயாரிக்கும் முயற்சியில் ஈடுபட்டோம். அப்போது, "உலகிலேயே மிக நீளமான செயின் உருவாக்கினால் என்ன?' என்ற எண்ணம் திடீரென உதித்தது.அதனடிப்படையில் தான் இந்த செயின் தயாரித்துள்ளோம். அதைக் கொண்டு இந்திய வரைபடத்தை உருவாக்கி லிம்கா சாதனை புத்தகத்தில் இடம் பெற முயற்சித்து வருகிறோம்.லிம்கா சாதனை நீதிபதிகளை எப்படி தொடர்பு கொள்வது? என தெரியவில்லை. தெரிந்தவர்கள் சொன்னால் எங்களுக்கு ஒரு நல்ல வாய்ப்பு கிடைக்கும்.இவ்வாறு அவர்கள் கூறினர்.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Aavin goes mobile to boost sales of milk products

In attempt to boost sales of its milk products, Aavin on Tuesday launched a mobile sales outlet that would criss-cross the city marketing its products. Apart from guava and ghee, two other Aavin products of Mysorepa and badam powder have also been introduced to the city market. The mobile unit would mostly travel around places of public congregations such as the bus stands, railway station, markets and places of worship. The mobile unit was flagged off by Collector Jayashree Muralidharan in the presence of T.Thiyagarajan, District Revenue Officer, and R.Natarajan, General Manager, Aavin, Tiruchi.

The Tiruchi Aavin (District Cooperative Milk Producers Union) currently procures about 3.50 lakh litres of milk from member societies every day. Of this, 1.20 lakh litres are used for local consumption and about 1.70 lakh litres are sent every day to Chennai. Around 60,000 litres are sent to Erode to be made into milk products such as guava, ghee and milk powder.


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Mystery behind Trichy's Freemasonry

Freemasonry — a 280-year-old organization, has stood the test of time. TOI dwells into the reasons for its continued existence.

Freemasonry in Trichy dates back to the year 1765, when captain Egmund Pascal formed Lodge Tiruchirappalli No 3, the second oldest lodge to be formed on the coast of Coramandel. Now, there are almost 150 brothers who belong to the vibrant population of Trichy and are part of the four lodges in Trichy. They constitute people from various strata of society — businessmen, advocates, doctors, professors and the like. What brings them together is the organization's principle. Initially, they were regarded as a secret cult, carriers of messages. However, what prevails now is more of self-improvement sessions. Senthil Kumar, the ruling master of Lodge Tiruchirapalli 203 says the practice is all about personal development. "

There are many stories about how freemasons are a secret organization, who had secrets that were passed and transferred or buried within their lodge walls. We do retain the masonic mysteries, rituals and ceremonies that fascinate many, but we do not divulge them. Also, we no longer function that way, the objective here is that of a personal development to make a good man better. It is like going in for a self-improvement course or engaging in some quality life changing lessons."

To become a mason, one must be a believer of the supreme being no matter the religion. One must be above 21 years and, most importantly, come at his free will. There are also background checks to see if the candidate is strong and being part of the organization would not affect or alter his social life. The reason for people from high society being a part of it is attributed to the moral standards that it preaches. Sundararajan Vidhya Shankar, an advocate and a regional grand organist shares his experience about his first masonic meeting. "I learnt about this through my friends who are members here. I joined out of my own interest and there are not many organizations that give you this kind of satisfaction. We have a monthly meeting and they teach us the virtue of spirituality and charity. I believe that the drive to lead a decent life comes from within and that is what keeps everyone going."

A walk into one of the lodges in the cantonment area makes you wonder about the way things have been preserved here. The chairs, the masonic tools and symbols, the temple (that is what they call the place where they conduct the ceremony) has not lost its charm. Ramesh Kamak, a businessman and the past master of Lodge Trinity 171 tells that the reason for its survival is the fact that it has never changed its rituals and continues to spread the same message since its existence. "The reason for its survival or existence despite the amount of distraction and the technological advancement lies in the fact that it has chosen to be consistent. The constancy of its ideas, the way we adhere to it verbatim, the ritual ceremony and no political clashes remain the biggest positive factor in it."

Most Trichiites plead ignorance on mason meetings and groups in the city. Sylviana Rajkumari, an engineering student, says, "I had no clue that the group existed here considering the fact that I have practically spent my entire life in Trichy. I have read about it in the books, but being here in the city has aroused my curiosity — to know more about them. I just hope to get an entry into one of their lodges to appreciate the ancient artefacts they possess."

courtesy: Mr. deepak, SSC forum


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Are we sparrow-friendly no more?

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Trichy was once home to a vast species of sparrows. There's always a flock of them fluttering around your window, sometimes even waking you up on a beautiful sunny morning. Ever wondered where they are now? Sparrows are a rare sight now, with hardly four or five making the rounds. Are we creating a hostile environment for these birds?

Owing to a dense tree cover in the city, sparrows were initially found in different places but now due to the congestion, pollution and rapid urbanization, they seem to be missing. "Development works and urban planning has brought down the number of trees in the city to a large extent," says Santhanam Rajagopalan, an environmentalist. "The installation of highways, bridges and high rise buildings has amplified the growth of the city — but what we have lost is something that many people fail to understand. These environmental changes have affected small birds, bees and animals which is a great loss to the society. It has sharply plummeted to an alarming level which would disrupt the entire ecological cycle." This is one among the many factors that have caused the decline of house sparrows. Quiz the environmentally conscious district collector, Jeyashree Muralidharan who has planted almost a lakh and seventy thousand saplings in the last one year, on this topic and she says, "I am on the right track and I hope that the public co-operate to the planting of more trees."

World Sparrow Day is celebrated on March 20 every year to create civic awareness about the decline of the house sparrow and throw light on the troubles faced by them in its fight for existence. Adopting eco friendly architecture, planting native species of trees and increasing park spaces inside the city would be a great step in inviting these winged creatures back home. "Sparrows are a very friendly species and have been associated with humans for years," says Manjula Menon, a scientist working with the Department of Environmental Management, Bharathidasan University. "They do not have an expensive and elaborate lifestyle — just feeding them with small grains and worms would be of great help. These sparrows have reached an uncertain future and it is our duty to protect them no matter how big or small. Manjula Menon is an active supporter of the Sparrow campaign has turned good samaritan by distributing free nest boxes in the city.

The nest boxes supplied by the different environmental organization are adopted by people from different localities in the city who are ready to share their space with these birds. Easwaran Jegadeeshan, a retired social worker adopted a sparrow nest box recently. "I am glad I am making a difference. Initially I tried making nests with cardboard boxes and also put out grains for these birds to feed upon. But, most of it was wasted. Now, I have these scientifically successful nests which I hope will help bring back these small birds. Though it is a small step, it has provided as an inspiration to many and my friends are all quite interested in the project."
However he says that these boxes should only be placed in regions where there is a frequency in the occurrence of these birds. Protecting these nest boxes from other birds of prey is also vital tells Kasthuri Bojarajan, an entrepreneur. "We should place them at a suitable place far away from human movement, since the sparrows will be suspicious. It will take some time for them to adapt to the nest boxes. They should be well placed near areas where there are a lot of sparrows and if they start coming, never stop feeding them all of a sudden. Always be aware of your role in their lives."

With steps being taken to bring back the sparrow populations, these environment conscious Trichiites are doing their bit for the environment. They urge youngsters to adopt a bird nest and install it outside their homes, so that our sparrow population can be restored back to its healthy, natural state.


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