DSS launches ‘Save Birds, Save Water’ campaign

School girls with water pots to be hanged at Janana Park for birds in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
School girls with water pots to be hanged at Janana Park for birds in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 4: It was an act of rekindling universal love as the Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) observed the annual “Save Birds, Save Water” initiative today at the Dogra Sadar Sabha Bhawan and the adjoining Zanana Park in collaboration with State Wild Life Department.
The campaign was started seven years back by the DSS as a very welcome gesture amidst political and climatic heat of the warm climate, this event manifests the age-old Dogriyat when the prominent members of the civil society representing all walks of life are seen together in their traditional mutual love and brotherhood across any communal, linguistic or regional differences under the banner of Dogra Sadar Sabha.
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This annual feature of public awakening and kindness towards the mute creatures has become very popular among the nature lovers and general population who adore this service to the creations of God largely dependent on humanity after rampant urbanization and vanishing natural water bodies and jungles. The event involved exchange of views on nature preservation and care of flora-fauna.
President DSS Gulchain Singh Charak distributed thousands of earthen ‘hang-pots’ to be hung on the trees and other places in homes, schools and offices and filled with water regularly. This act of kindness helps many a thirsty tiny creatures in this season of simmering heat and saves their lives as the mercury sores high in the coming months. A new addition this time was the placard slogan competition. Many institutes participated with full enthusiasm.
Samriti of Rich Harvest School stood first, Isha Manhas of Shiksha Niketan School second and Riya Sharma of Fauji Public School bagged the third price. Nidhi Kumari and Anu Bhagat of Dogra Bed College were awarded consolation prizes by a team of Judges namely Prof NK Dogra, Col Karan Singh Retd and Tahir Shawl Regional Wild Life warden Jammu Region.
All the participants were later led by the president DSS in the form of a rally culminating at Zanana Park where a large number of earthen pots filled with water were hanged on the trees and walls of the park for the birds to drink water.