How does it feel to be the first recipient of the Sparrow Award?
It is a great motivation. When I came across Nature Forever Society on the internet, my childhood interest in sparrows was rekindled and as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), I started urging other industries to set up nest boxes and bird feeders around their factories. Today, as I hold the Sparrow certificate, I am feel honoured that my efforts has been recognized.
Did you expect to receive the Sparrow Award?
Not at all. In fact, earlier, I had plans to be in Mumbai around the time of March 20 to watch the ICC Cricket World Cup finals this year. I cancelled my tickets when I was informed about the awards.