Warangal Urban: As the summer commences, social and environmental activist Mohammad Azam and his friends from Kakatiya University commenced their annual practice of arranging water and feed for the birds. They are also urging the people to quench the thirst of the birds during this summer by placing a bowl of water at their respective houses.
Azam along with his friends Kolipaka Prakash, Sorupala Anil, and Davella Rakesh have arranged bowls at several places on the Kakatiya University campus here on Sunday, and filled them with water to help the birds quench their thirst.
Speaking to ‘Telangana Today’, Azam, a PhD scholar in the Department of English, KU, said that human beings were protecting themselves from the scorching heat during the summer by taking several steps. “But what about the condition of the birds and animals? Who cares about their well-being? Keeping this in view, we are urging the people to arrange water in bowls, tubs, or mugs to help the birds quench their thirst,” he said.
“Since most of the water bodies have either vanished or dried up, birds are left with no choice. Many of the birds could have died of hunger or thirst,” he said adding that he had been doing his bit to help the birds every summer since 2018.
“I request all of you to please take fresh and cool water in a pot and keep it nearby your room, window, balcony, and on the terrace of the house,” he added.
Mohammad Azam collected several awards for his social service activities since his school days. The 29-year-old won the best National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteer award from the Government of India. He has been running ‘Dharthi Bachao,’ a non-governmental organisation (NGO) through which he takes up several activities for the environmental protection and conservation.
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