Mangaluru: While most want to make their wedding ceremony a memorable one by spending huge amount of money on decorations, food among other things, this person is planning to hold a unique programme of disbursing books and sapling to those present for his marriage.
Nithyananda Shetty, a resident of Badyaru in Bantwal Taluk is tying the wedlock with Ramya at Akshaya Sabha Bhavan in Siddakatte on December 30, 2018. The gift book is written by Nithyananda Shetty himself is about various bird species and the need for safeguarding them. In order to disburse fruit-bearing saplings, he has already contacted a nursery.
Nithyananda Shetty is a bird lover and he is popularly known as 'Gubbachi Goodu Nithyananda Shetty.' It is because he has been organising workshops and awareness camps under the tagline of `Gubbachi Goodu` at various schools and colleges in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district, so as to safeguard environment, birds and animals. As he has been disbursing artificial sparrow nests (Gubbachi Goodu) to school and college students and inspiring them to rear bird species, he is called as Gubbachi Goodu Nithyananda Shetty.
Nithyananda Shetty has not mentioned about this unique programme in his wedding invitation. "I don't want any presents from anybody during my wedding ceremony. If they really want to bless me on the occasion, they should grow the saplings that I give them well and contribute their bit towards nature", he adds.
He is working for the birds in his ancestral land in Badyaru in Bantwal Taluk without making a fuss about it. His two acres of land has now turned into a habitat for birds. Nithyananda has grown multiple varieties of fruit bearing trees like mango, jackfruit, sapota, guava, papaya among others, in this land. He has also set up artificial nests for birds here for their ease of living and laying eggs. Ramya, Nithyananda Shetty's fiance also is passionate about safeguarding the bird species. She is also joining hands in Nithyanand Shetty's service.
Speaking to Newskarnataka, Nithyananda said, "The younger generation should be aware of the need for safeguarding our nature, animals and birds." If we become too selfish, nature would bounce back and teach a lesson to us through natural calamities like floods and drought. Reckless deforestation is a big threat to the life of both animals and birds.", he says.
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