Pigeons Send the Message of Heritage and Culture Preservation


Bhubaneswar: In a bid to mark the State’s heritage and promote its preservation, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach), Bhubaneswar Chapter organised ‘Heritage Pigeon Flight’ in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

For the event, 24 pigeons of Odisha Police were brought in two crates from Odisha Police headquarters in Cuttack to Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) ground here.

The message, written on a piece of paper, was inserted into a copper capsule tied to the foot of the pigeons. After the birds were released from the crates, they flew to their lofts near Odisha Police headquarters in Cuttack along with the messages.

It is noteworthy to mention that the Odisha Police Pigeon Service, which is more than 70 years old, remains the only one of its kind in the world.