Udupi: St. Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpady oragnised a special guest lecture on the protection of sparrows at the school auditorium recently.
Dr. N A Madhyastha, retired Professor in Zoology, enlightened the students regarding the effects of environmental degradation on the natural lifestyle of sparrows. He appealed to the students to help with the cause of providing a safe living atmosphere for sparrows. He also expressed his concern for the fast vanishing species of sparrows due to the ecological imbalance caused by man’s insensitivity. He sensitized the students on the skills of bird watching during the discussion which followed the lecture.
The passionate words of Dr. N A Madyastha were able to ignite the spirit of eco-friendly attitude among the students. The school has taken-up ‘Saving our tiny friend Sparrow project’ as a part of British Council India’s International School Award Project.
The programme was co-ordinated by ISA coordinator Roopa Ashok. Principal Myrtle L F Lewis, Vice Principal Deepa Bhandary and the staff were present on the occasion.