Little Lake Keepers event at Uttarahalli Lake

Under its Wake the Lake campaign, United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe) works on a number of lakes in Bangalore, involving key stakeholders such as BBMP, LDA, BDA, residents of the area, corporate volunteers and corporate funding, to revive and maintain these lakes.

One of the beneficiary lakes is Uttarahalli Lake on Uttarahalli Road in South Bangalore (Ward 184). The lake has faced many problems such as sewage, a dysfunctional STP, weeds, garbage dumping. Apart from corporate support, UWBe has mobilized the local community to join hands with it. With the routine day-to-day maintenance work at lake regularly monitored, the lake is now gradually being transformed.     

To boost the Wake the Lake campaign, UWBe, along with the Uttarahalli Magekere Walkers’ Association is conducting a community event “Little Lake Keepers”.

Place:
Uttarahalli Lake
(see map above)
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Time: 9am-12noon. 

The morning will include:
– Painting competition for children of various ages
– Quiz for children
– Bouncees for little children
– Creation of a silhouette of Uttarahalli Lake on canvas – the artist will be from our partner NGO, Samarthanam; the audience will color and sign their names onto the canvas.

The presence of children and their parents at this event will go a long way in lending support to the efforts to raise the level of awareness about the importance and state of Bangalore’s lakes. It is hoped that this will also mobilise more citizens and communities to impact change.

For more details about Uttarahalli Lake and the Little Lake Keepers event please contact
Jesse Jonathan jesse.jonathan@uwbengaluru.org (cell 9535854946) or Vanessa Correa vanessa.correa@uwbengaluru.org.

 

About Arathi Manay Yajaman 215 Articles
Arathi is a trustee of Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust (PNLIT) and an active citizen.

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