Meet the “Nest Man of India” who is building homes for sparrows [Video]
What You Need To Know!
- Rakesh Khatri, known as the “Nest Man of India,” is building nests out of coconut husks, cotton, jute, rattan, and other materials to provide homes for sparrows in Delhi.
- He has already hosted nest-building workshops in 3,500 schools across India, totaling more than 100,000 pupils, resulting in nearly half-a-million nests being made entirely of recycled or biodegradable natural materials.
- Khatri’s efforts have the potential to transform a generation of young Indians and ensure that sparrows remain welcome in Delhi.
Rakesh Khatri, also known as the “Nest Man of India,” has a deep love for the common sparrow and is determined to ensure that they have a home in the bustling city of Delhi.
In an effort to provide a safe haven for these simple seed-eating birds, Khatri is building nests out of recycled or biodegradable natural materials, such as coconut husks, cotton, jute, and rattan. His goal is to transform a generation of young Indians and teach them the importance of working together with nature.
Through his organization, the Ecoroots Foundation, Khatri has already hosted nest-building workshops in 3,500 schools across India, reaching over 100,000 pupils.
His efforts have resulted in nearly half-a-million nests being made, providing homes for the sparrows that are losing their natural nesting sites due to the disappearance of small nooks and crannies in old buildings.
Before the 1980s industrial boom in Delhi, Khatri’s family home near a bustling marketplace was filled with sparrows, and his family woke up to their pleasant chirping every morning.
Now, he is determined to ensure that future generations can also experience the joy of hearing these birds’ beautiful songs.