Virajpet doctor’s unique way to spread wildlife message
Dr S.V. Narasimhan, a medical practitioner of Virajpet in Kodagu, who is a well-known birdwatcher, sends out individually hand-painted wildlife message cards every year to mark the wildlife week.
The editor of this portal is one of the lucky recipients of the card every year during the past few years.
Dr Narasimhan is the author of the valuable book ‘Feathered Jewels of Coorg’, published by the Coorg Wildlife Society.
The famous bird-watcher from Kodagu has been sending out these hand-painted cards for the past 27 years to spread wildlife awareness among the people.
Altogether, he has painted 55,320 cards in the last 27 years, including 1450 cards this year. This year’s hand-painted card had the picture of a painted stork with the message “You do not have to save the earth. Make it worth saving!”
In a note issued to mark the wildlife week, Dr Narasimhan said: “Man has considered himself as having the capacity for thought and a high degree of reasoning when compared to all other life-forms on this Earth. But greed has overtaken all his virtues.”
“Let us join hands to make our only Earth, a place where all elements of life can live in health, happiness and harmony.”
For previous year’s messages, please visit http://drsvnarasimhan.blogspot.com.
www.coorgtourisminfo.com has a section on ‘bird-watching in Coorg’ by Dr Narasimhan.