An abode for sparrows in Steel City

Rourkela: We do not know if the couple were inspired by the famous ornithologist Salim Ali`s autobiography `The Fall Of A Sparrow`. But what we know definitely is the fact that the couple Subhash Swain and her wife Arundhati, residing at Sector 18 in the steel city, nurtured a dream. A dream to see that the small cherubic bird is not consigned to the pages of biology books at least during their life time.

The bird species which helps in maintaining environmental balance and keep it free from has been dwindling in numbers raising concern among environmentalists and wildlife lovers. To stem the rot, the couple decided to convert their house in Sector 18 literally into an address or abode for the sparrows. The twittering birds in Swain`s house will drift you to a different world from the industrial township. Agile sparrows searching for food from the grasses and flying around in jolly mood present a scenic picture. The forest conservator Subhash Swain was attracted to the nature like a duck takes to water ever since he joined in his job.

Subhash and his equally nature loving wife Arundhati initially started sparrow conservation on their own. Now the forest department has joined the couple in their novel dream project. The sparrows have got caring parents.