Feeding centre for birds at Pinjarapole

With an objective to feed and provide shelter for birds, the city-based Jai Jinendra and MBS Rajendra Navayuvak Parishat have constructed ‘Pakshi Dhama’, meaning a haven of birds at Mysuru Pinjarapole.

Pinjarapole is located at the foot of Chamundi Hill and a large number of birds are seen on the premises. Pigeons, parrots and peacock are high in numbers. Fifteen peacocks have taken shelter on Pinjarapole premises. 

According to Jai Jinendra president Rajesh Rathod, everyday, nearly 500 birds visit the place for food and water.

Till now, the bird lovers used to keep foodgrain and bowls of water on open ground. As large number of birds started visiting the place, the members constructed a structure to store the grains on the ground floor and started spreading grains on the first floor. Even water facility for birds has been made at the centre.

“At present, a provision has been made for 50,000 kg of foodgrain. Grains like jowar, peanuts, sweet corn and other varieties are given to the birds regularly. The grains are supplied as per the need. The members of Jain Samaja and others have come forward to contribute towards the birds’ food needs,” said Rathod.

After inaugurating the structure on Sunday, Police Commissioner B Dayananda said, “In recent years, the number of bird species is declining in urban areas and the Pakshi Dhama will help attract more species to the city.”

Jain Samaja seer Ratna Jyot Vijayji said that serving animals and birds was the best thing one can do to the nature.

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