Sri Swamiji visits Parrot Rescue Center “Feathered Friends Forever” ~ 9 July 2013

Sri Swamiji visited the Parrot Rescue center called “Feathered Friends Forever” in Harlem, Georgia on 9th July 2013. This facility is a large avian rescue / refuge center.

Sri Swamiji was received by the facility’s personnel – Ron Johnson & Bob Courtwright. About 50 devotees of Georgia and sorrounding states went along with Sri Swamiji to see the center and support.

The center members showed great interest in Sri Swamiji’s visit. Mr. Ron presented a short welcome speech and thanked Sri Swamiji for coming to their center. He had trained his African grey parrot to greet Sri Swamiji by doing “Namaste” with its claws. He later presented to Sri Swamiji a wooden idol gift that was carved by a parrot and it looked like Sri Swamiji showing “Abhaya Mudra”. They also presented a painting of two parrots to Sri Swamiji. It was “mouth drawn” by Hannah, a polio affected girl who is the center’s spokesperson.

Sri Swamiji presented a gift of US$ 20,000 / from Yoga Sangeeta Inc for the construction of a new “large free flight aviary”.

Sri Swamiji toured the large rescue facility and visited several free flight aviaries.

Sri Swamiji later addressed the devotees and explained that He was there because of His keen interest in Bird rescue and refuge. Sri Swamiji lauded the efforts of the center entirely managed by volunteers.

Augusta based WRDW TV Station News 12 interviewed Sri Swamiji  and covered the visit.

1-Ecelectus parrot received Sri SwamijiEcelectus parrot received Sri Swamiji

2-Ron welcomes Sri Swamiji with his African Grey doing NamasteRon welcomes Sri Swamiji with his African Grey doing Namaste

3-Sri Swamiji autographs My Parrots book as gift to the centerSri Swamiji autographs “My Parrots” book as gift to the center

4-Sri Swamiji gifts Yoga Sangeeta Donation of $20,000 to  FFF CenterSri Swamiji gifts Yoga Sangeeta Donation of $20,000 to Feathered Friends Forever 

5-Sri Swamiji receives Hannah's mouth drawn parrot paintingSri Swamiji receives Hannah’s “mouth drawn” parrot painting

6-WRDW TV interviews Sri SwamijiWRDW TV interviews Sri Swamiji

7-Sri Swamiji in one of the aviariesSri Swamiji in one of the aviaries

8-Sri Swamiji looks at an injured birdSri Swamiji looks at an injured bird

 

18 comments

  1. Jgd ! Appaji’slove is limitless ! I am so touched to have read such a beautiful event ! Blessed Indeed!!! Sgd !

  2. Jaya guru Datta Appaji very nice

  3. TALLAM SRINIVASULU

    BEAUTIFUL TO SEE SWAMIJI WITH SO MANY PARROTS IN USA

  4. Dear Appaji, thank you for giving us the opportunity to be in Your divine presence and to see Your love and care for these beautiful birds. Firsthand we saw Your compassion and concern for the birds at the “feathered friends forever” rescue centre . It was indeed a very educational journey. I have personally decided to try to become more sensitive and compassionate to all animals by the fine example set by my dearest Appaji!

  5. JAYA GURU DATTA APPAJI,
    We feel really delighted to read and check out such pictures and i am very much interested in these parrots..
    I will surely always have a feedback on this, and Appaji the work done by you for all these birds are too incredible.. and we hope this support will always continue. 😀
    SREE GURU DATTA

  6. JAYA GURU DATTA APPAJI,
    We feel really delighted to read and check out such pictures and i am very much interested in these parrots..
    I will surely always have a feedback on this, and Appaji the work done by you for all these birds are too incredible.. and we hope this support will always continue. 😀
    SREE GURU DATTA

  7. Amazing. Unimaginable. The volunteer’s service at the center is marvelous. African Grey Parrot doing Namaste and Eclectus receiving Appaji, both are wonderful. They are very fortunate to have Appaji’s darshan. Appaji always extends a helping hand to such institutions and shower His blessings. Jgd.

  8. Jay guru datta. If I was there at that beautiful moments how good it will be

  9. Wow. Wonderful event.Nice pictures and Kudos to “Feathered Friends Forever”. JGD

  10. sushma srivastava

    JGD Swamiji, my humble pranaams at YOUR LOTUS FEET. Thankyou so much for educating us about the winged souls through Your Love n Care for them.

  11. gunda lalithakumari

    Jaya Guru Datta Sadgurudeva

  12. Jaya Guru Datta. I´m very thankful that Sri Swamiji opens our eyes for this lovely part of the world. His love and compassion goes together with real financial and material support. Both is essential to improve life situation on the earth. Thank You for teaching us how to behave and how to act in the world. Your example shines bright and effulgent all over the globe. Sri Guru Datta

  13. jgd swamiji is saving the birds & the nature which saves us the worlds eco system

  14. Jaya Guru Datta
    very nice pictures and nice to see Appaji.
    Om Namo Hanumathey Namah

  15. Jai Guru datta.. really lucky to see these Divine pics 😀 Jai Jai Guru datta

  16. JGD very happy to see these beautiful photos, Appaji’s concern for these feathered friends is commendable,such genorsity is possible only to Appaji ,Om Namo Hanumate Namaha,Jai Shree Ram.

  17. Sri Guru Datta Appaji, a beautiful, touching event. Sri Goru Datta

  18. JGD This is a wonderful report. I feel very happy to watch and read about His Holiness visiting Featherd Freinds Forever and taking care of our beloved feathered friends. SGD

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