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Hyderabad pigeons get royal new home

Hyderabad, Nov 19, 2012, DHNS:
The nest at Gaganpahad, on the outskirts of the city, can provide space for 5,000 – 6,000 pigeons.

Political turbulence and consequent violence may have created an atmosphere of uncertainty in Hyderabad, but 70-year-old Dharam Raj Ranka has been trying to restore serenity by building a large nest for pigeons, seen as symbol of freedom and peace.

Ranka, the founder of Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gaunivas that houses 4,300 cows, calves and bullocks, has set up the “Kabutar Khana” (Pigeon House) in 3,000 sq ft area. The nest at Gaganpahad, on the outskirts of the city on the way to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, can provide space for 5,000 – 6,000 pigeons. Pigeon lovers and philanthropists joined hands to build the nest which cost Rs 25 lakh.

The pigeon house, which will be inaugurated this month, is located within the goshala which is spread on  three acres. While the goshala provide space for cows, calves and bullocks rescued from slaughter houses or streets, the big nest will house the birds which are increasingly migrating from the city.

Giving details, Ranka said it took two years to build the nest that resembles a small hillock. Small boxes have been used so that birds can nest and lay eggs. The facility has a huge work force of 200 labourers to take care of cows as well as the pigeons. A veterinary doctor has been employed to treat the injured and rescued birds and cows, he said.

The premises also hosts the annual Annakut Celebration. A festival celebrated at the beginning of each new year. Interestingly, a variety of food items prepared with love and devotion are offered to God and fed to the birds and animals.

Ranka said he is on a mission from the past 21 years to protect cows. Cows rescued from slaughter houses or streets not only get a fresh lease of life but also a royal treatment at Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gaunivas.


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