In Lucknow, the day was marked with various kinds of activities and events like free distribution of box nests, art competitions, awareness campaigns, and sparrow processions, interactions with media and contributions to media in form of news items and articles.
World Sparrow Day, an observance to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, is now observed in many countries on 20th March.
The observance is spearheaded by the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and numerous other national and international organisations across the world.
The observance was initiated by an Indian conservationist Mohammed Dilawar of Nashik which has become a worldwide observance to appreciate and preserve the beauty of the common biodiversity.
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