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Visually Challenged Campers envision birds through their distinctive sound

Mysuru, September 12:- NR Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the NR group, makers of Cycle Pure Agarbathies, organised an early morning visit to Karanji Lake on Sunday for students of Ranga Rao Memorial School for Differently Abled.

Around 35 visually impaired students from the school were taken on a nature walk to a delightful experience of envisioning birds through their distinctive sounds.

Sahana, volunteer, Mysore Bird Watchers’ Group, taught the students the skill of recognising birds through their sounds.

“The students were curious whenever they heard sounds of different birds.Volunteers Harsha and Navya briefed the students about various birds and how to recognise them from their sounds. A day before we familiarised them with sounds of 30 birds recording at the school premises and they recognised nearly 20 of them, including Grey Hornbill, White Cheeked Barbet, Asian Koyal, Common Myna and Indian Peacock during their visit to the lake,” said Sahana.

SSLC student Gayathri said, “It was a memorable learning experience for me and my other classmates and we will cherish the moments forever.”

“As an organisation we have always worked for the betterment of these children and this activity was also conducted for the same purpose; to promote their holistic development. It was a progressive initiative from our part for the overall growth and development of the children.” said Guru, chairman of NR Group. -KK

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