Bus conductor turns saviour of birds
The various types of birds and pigeons found in large numbers in villages and towns are gradually vanishing and may become extinct one day.
Podili (Prakasam): The various types of birds and pigeons found in large numbers in villages and towns are gradually vanishing and may become extinct one day. Future generations may not even get a chance to see pigeons. The climatic changes and change in lifestyles are also responsible for it to a large extent. But, they have found a saviour.
An APSRTC bus conductor, P Srinivasulu of Podili, is an avid bird lover who is taking special measures to save the birds.
In his free time, he takes good care of pigeons and also rearing them in his house. Popularly known as ‘Pigeons Srinivasulu’, the bus conductor took a pair of birds from his friend 25 years ago and started rearing them and till now, he reared 15 varieties of birds. He produced many varieties of birds through cross-breeding. Apart from pigeons, Srinivasulu is also taking steps to preserve the rare species of parrot which was on the verge of extinction. His love for birds is so strong that he started staying with his family in one room of his house and has been using the other rooms for keeping the large number of birds. Had he given the other rooms for rent, he could have easily earned Rs 6,000 more but decided to forego the amount for the sake of the birds. Fed up with his love for birds and indifference towards family responsibilities, Srinivasulu’s wife deserted him and he was staying alone. But he remained unmoved. He also constructed special nests and fed the birds.
Speaking to the Hans India here on Tuesday, he said that birds symbolise peace and they used to play a key role in maintaining peace even during the ancient and medieval times. He said spending time with birds gave him immense happiness and there was a need to protect and preserve the rare species of birds from extinction.