Since our childhood, our mother has told us the stories of sparrows and crows during meals and bedtimes. I still remember I used to run around and play with house sparrows in our front yard. My granny used to throw seeds in the yard so that the sparrows can eat them. As a child, I always wanted to keep them close to me. I have always loved the cute little sparrows since my childhood and I have fond memories of them in my heart.
I am very happy to write this article about the world sparrow day and write about my favorite bird since my childhood. In this article, we are going to talk about World Sparrow Day, when is it celebrated, and why it is celebrated? The information in this article will help you to write an essay and prepare a speech for the essay and speech competition which might be organized in your school or college. So let’s start.
What is World Sparrow Day? – Meaning
World Sparrow Day is an international day celebrated to spread awareness about the house sparrow and other such birds who are affected by the rising urban environments and the possible threats to this bird’s population. So when is World Sparrow Day celebrated? Well, world sparrow day is celebrated on 20th March each year in many countries around the world.
Origin & History of World Sparrow Day 2021
The first World Sparrow Day was observed on the date 20 March 2010 and since then it is celebrated every year around the world. During an informal meeting, the idea of celebrating a designated day to raise awareness about the house sparrow and other such birds came up; A day to cherish and celebrate the beauty of biodiversity and nature which is affected by manmade actions. Now let’s talk about the history of world house sparrow day.
World Sparrow Day is an international initiative started by Nature Forever Society (NFS) in India to raise awareness about the house sparrow and other such birds. The Nature Forever Society works in the collaboration with Eco-Sys Action Foundation from France. Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist who founded the Nature Forever Society was working for several years to raise awareness about the importance of conservation of the house sparrow.
Purpose | Why World Sparrow Day is Celebrated?
The purpose of celebrating World sparrow day is to raise awareness and information about the importance of conservation and protection of the house sparrow and other such birds. The day is also celebrated to encourage people to admire the beauty of biodiversity and nature and protect it. The celebration of world sparrow day works as a platform for people who are working for the cause of protecting and conserving the house sparrows. On this day various kinds of events, campaigns, and activities are organized to encourage people to participate in the cause.
Importance and Significance of World Sparrow Day 2021
Human actions like rising urbanization, industrialization, and deforestation have destroyed the natural habitats of many birds and animals, hence they have no place to live, eat and survive. Trees are cut down to build houses, buildings, and roads. The rising pollution has also affected the population of birds a lot. Some species of birds have become extinct too. This is high time for doing some actions to protect these species, especially the house sparrow which is the major species of birds affected by man-made actions.
House sparrows used to be the most common bird in India a few decades back. But now from the last few years, the house sparrows have become very rare. World sparrow day is a very important initiative taken to protect and conserve the sparrows and other birds and more people should participate in the cause. The day is also important to bring together the individuals and organizations around the world who are working for the cause of protecting the sparrows and give them a platform to share their ideas and thoughts.
World Sparrow Day Theme for 2021
Every year a theme is assigned to the celebration of world sparrow day. All the events, campaigns, and activities are organized according to the theme. The theme for world sparrow day 2018 was “I LOVE Sparrows” which is pictured as this “I ♥ Sparrows”. The theme I love Sparrows was decided in a hope that more people will participate in the cause to protect the sparrows and cherish the relationship between the people and sparrows.
Sparrows have always been around us from our childhood. We share a special bond with them. The theme I Love Sparrow will make people remember that bond and encourage them to come forward to help our friend since childhood, the sparrow. The theme for world sparrow day 2019 was also “I LOVE Sparrows” which is pictured as this ” I ♥ Sparrows. For World Sparrow Day the theme will be the same as “I LOVE Sparrows”.
World Sparrow Day 2021 Celebration Ideas & Activities
Many events and campaigns are organized on the day of world sparrow day. People can participate in such campaigns to show their support for the cause. We can also do so many things at our personal level to help in protecting the sparrows such as,
- Building nests for sparrows.
- Putting water for them in summers.
- Put bird feeders in yards and gardens.
- Be careful while flying the kites as the sharp thread of the kite hurts them.
- Be an NFS Volunteer.
- Provide information to other people and spread awareness and inspire more people to join the cause etc.
- Use social media to raise awareness.
There are some other ways which are mentioned on the official website of World Sparrow Day. The activities contain downloadable posters and banners which contain their logo of world sparrow day and can be downloaded from here.
Quotes & Slogans about World Sparrow Day 2021
On World Sparrow Day, many people celebrate it by participating in various activities and events. People also use social media to share messages, quotes, and slogans about world sparrow day. So we are giving you some quotes, slogans, and messages to share on social media. Here they are,
“The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of memories that reach over half my lifetime, and a world of hope that stretches farther than any flight of sparrows. ” – Donald G. Mitchell
“Look at the sparrows; they do not know what they will do in the next moment. Let us literally live from moment to moment. ” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Keep calm and Save the Sparrows!”
“I love sparrows and I will do my best to protect them.”
“Let’s take this moment and help out our friend from our childhood.”- Ajay Chavan ?
On world sparrow day, people also share images, pictures, and videos about the sparrows on social media like Facebook and Whatsapp. They also post tweets on Twitter.
I hope this information about world sparrow day 2021 will help you in your essay, speech, or the celebration of the day. We might try to translate this article into other regional Indian languages like Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi, etc.