Students in Patna Observe World Sparrow Day

Students make a human chain to observe World Sparrow Day in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: Students in Patna on Monday observed the World Sparrow Day by making human chains and organizing a host of events to draw attention towards the dwindling number of sparrows in the state capital due to deforestation and massive urbanization in the last couple of decades.

Under the banner of Eco Task Force, hundreds of students from various schools formed a human chain on Bailey Road just outside Patna Women's College to urge people to take steps that would help raise the population of the bird that once used to make Patna their home.

Holding banners and placards with messages to save trees and save sparrows, young school girls held each other's hands in a sign of solidarity for their noble cause. They also urged farmers to use less pesticide and more organic fertilizer to attract birds in the fields.

A street play on the same 'Save Sparrow' theme was conducted by the Eco Mitra Club of St. Xavier's College that emphasized ill-effects of deforestation and rapid urbanization on both native and migratory birds.

Across the city, students also set up bird-feeders and water pots to attract sparrows in their campus.

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