Environment Hero: Times magazine declared Mohammed Dilawar one of the 30 “Heroes of the Environment” in the list of the most influential environmentalists in the world
NFS was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for distribution of 52,000 bird feeders across 28 cities in association with Burhani Foundation of India (Mumbai).
World Sparrow Day was launched for earmarking a special day for these beautiful birds.
India Post released a stamp of a House Sparrow with a Pigeon.
Mentioned in Limca Book of Records
CBMI was launched.
Bird of the Month programme was launched with AMD Industries and BUSHNELL.
On 15 August, the Rise for the Sparrow movement was launched. On the same day, the House Sparrow was declared the State Bird of Delhi by Chief Minister Sheila Dixit.
Postal stamp cover released by India Post.