Meet Durga Sura, an NRI Striving to Serve Water for Stray Animals and Birds This Harsh SummerJune 03, 2019 13:09
(Image source from: The Hindu)
A Non-Resident Indian from Canada has come for the three-month vacation to Visakhapatnam in India and is doing her bit for the care of stray animals and birds.
Moved by the plight of stray animals and birds during intense summer, Durga Sura is distributing the cement bowls at various places in the city with a provision to store five liters of water.
She is even visiting schools to sensitize them on the need to take care of stray animals.
“I am an animal and nature lover. I have so far distributed 80 water bowls naming it as Kittu Animal Welfare Water Bowl. I had taken up similar activity in Chennai earlier. In the future, I want to float an NGO to spare my free time along with my like-minded friends,” she told The Hindu.
After graduating in engineering, Durga did Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School, United Kingdom. She later started a business in Canada under the name ‘PourGreen’, which aims at providing eco-friendly plastic alternatives to save marine life.
Her family members are active participants in animal welfare and take care of three stray dogs at their home. “We are all aware that hundreds of stray animals, as well as birds, die due to scorching heat and lack of access to clean drinking water,” she pointed out.
The bowls are placed near the curry points and juice shops, which are frequented by stray animals in search of leftover stuff.
“We are trying to motivate the street vendors and kiosks to provide a place for the water bowls near their premises. We are educating and encouraging the people to fill water in them to help these innocent creatures to survive,” she stated.
Besides, the family also regularly feed stray animals and provide timely medical treatment whenever required.
By Sowmya Sangam