Citizens felicitate government officials

When government officials do not perform their duties, we are quick to publicise their shortcomings, but how often do we take the effort to recognise them when they’ve done a good job?
The Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA) on behalf of the citizens of Yelahanka in North Bangalore organised a unique event on 27th December 2014.
Officials from BBMP, BWSSB, Forest Department, Police Department and Ezzy Group were felicitated for all that they have done in Yelahanka during the past year – supporting and coordinating environment-related programs like lake rejuvenation, Cycle Day, wet waste management, kitchen gardening, cleanliness drives and other such community oriented programs organised by YUVA.
The successful revival of the 44-acre Allalasandra Lake in Yelahanka New Town in a short period of 10 months, is a fine example of  public-private participation for the betterment of the locality with involvement of all stakeholders including the local MLA, Ward Corporator and citizens.
Yelahanka MLA Mr SR Vishwanath, Ward Corporator Mr Muniraju, YUVA President Dr ST Tayappa and YUVA Vice President Mr CN Chandru, feliciated 23 officials, as listed below. Dr S Subramanya and Mr Basavaraj Malgathi (who were themselves honoured) also participated in felicitating the others.    

Dr S Subramanya

Former Commissioner, BBMP

Mr Basavaraj Malgathi

Former DCP, Bangalore North East

Mr Virupaksha Mysore

Addtl Commissioner, BBMP, Yelahanka

Mr Syed Hissyam

MD, EZZY Group

Mr BS Prahalad

EE Projects, BBMP

Mr Nandish KN


Mr Mohd Ali Pinjar

Horticulture Superintendent

Mr Gangadhar

ACP, Law & Order

Mr Thirtharaj

ACP, Traffic

Mr Mahesh

Police Inspector, Law & Order

Mr Rajeev

Police Inspector, Traffic

Mr KM Yedukrishna

AEE, Yelahanka Ward

Mr Jagdish

AE, Yelahanka Ward

Mr Lingaraju

Health Inspector

Mr Ramanjaneya

EE , Electrical, BBMP

Mr Gnanesh

AE, Electrical BBMP

Mr VC Kumar


Mr Chandrashekar


Mr Venkatashiv Reddy


Mr Prakash

Forest Dept Official

Mr Siddappa

Forest Dept Official

Mr Satish

Contractor, BBMP-Civil works

Mr Nayak

Contractor, BBMP-Horticulture

Speaking on the occasion, Mr SR Viswanath commended YUVA for organizing this event and recognizing the efforts of the government officials. Dr Subramanya spoke about the growth of Yelahanka and stressed the importance of citizen involvement for the upkeep of the environment.

Some of the felicitated officials (Pics: Mr Jagadeesh Giri, Jt Secretary, YUVA)  
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Arathi is a market researcher who loves to run and write. She has been actively involved in issues that affect citizens, including apartment management, waste management and lakes. She used to live in Mumbai and is now based in Bengaluru, working as a Community Anchor with Citizen Matters.