MP Santosh captures Indian Grey hornbill

Indian Grey Hornbill


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MP Santosh Kumar



Rama Krishna Sangem

BRS Rajya Sabha MP J Santosh Kumar this Sunday, July 2, clicked a rare beautiful Indian Grey hornbill usually seen atop trees and high rise forest points. Santosh, founder of #GreenIndiaChallnege (GIC) to spread the green cause in Telangana and the country has been posting pictures of wildlife and nature as part of his  Weekly Dose of Photography every Sunday.

That Santosh’ photos, he tweets, are popular is evident from they getting as many as 3,4500  views, 172 likes and 36 retweets, within four hours, by 11.30 am, “This week the dose of very cool, the birds are relaxing as if they welcome monsoon. Some birds are not mean to be caged. So, you let them go, or you known it is wrong to imprison them,” commented Khaja Quayyum Anwar, in response to the tweet of the MP.

If this is the quality of responses, the purpose of Santosh is achieved. After generating awareness among public on the need to plant trees to protect environment, Santosh’s weekly photos of nature – birds as of now – too are getting good attention and response on Twitter. Not only politicians of his party, but also others and general public too are seeing and sharing the photos.


Indian Grey hornbill needs shelter

Increasing urban concrete jungle is leaving these wonderful Grey Indian hornbill birds in India. These birds with long and thick nose and tail mostly eat fruits and nuts, but also take small insects. According to Wildlife SOS YouTube channel that promotes the cause of environment, these Indian Grey hornbill or Ocyceros birostris, are facing a threat to their survival as there is no place for them to nest, due to afforestation and urban space spreading.


India Today applauds Sanoths

MP Santosh got another recognition for his GI(C this week as India Today news channel carried a story and a brief  byte of the MP on his green initiatives in Telangana. Capping as positive news story, anchor Rajdeep Sardesai ran a story on GIC and its impact all over the country. Santosh on his part attributed the success of GIC to CM KCR who launched Harita Haaram campaign to increase green cover in Telangana eight years ago.



Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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