In August last year, several individuals and groups working to save and protect different lakes of Bangalore met to exchanges notes and see how they could help one another. A report on this meeting can be read here.
After interactions over the past year, Arbind Kumar Gupta and Balasubramanian Thirunavukkarasu, the two gentlemen who initiated this meeting, felt that the way forward was a formal platform – one that could bring different lake groups/trusts and social organizations/NGOs in Bangalore together, represent the voices and concerns of people of Bangalore, and work with government agencies for rejuvenation of lakes in Bangalore. The two have now authored a trust, the Save Bangalore Lakes Trust (SBLT), that has been registered with six others as trustees – LC Venkatadhri, N S Mukunda, Sridhar Pabbisetty, Veena Hegde, Ted K Dass and Kavita Arora.
SBLT is organizing its first workshop “Namma Kere, Namma Bengaluru” on 10th November at Senate Hall, Central College. The workshop is open to anyone interested in familiarising himself/herself with Bangalore lakes, its history and possible future. To facilitate planning, kindly register at http://goo.gl/SYoEpC to confirm your participation. More details are in the poster below.