Kere Habba at Chellakere with a cooking contest

The fourth Kere Habba (Lake Festival) of 2015 is all set to take place at Chellakere Lake, HRBR Layout 2nd Block, (behind the Hennur Police Station) on Saturday, 23rd May 2015, 7:30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Kere Habba is an initiative of The Namma Bengaluru Foundation. Reports/information about the previous three Kere Habbas can be seen on these links – Kere Habba at Kaikondrahalli LakePuttenahalli Kere Habba, Madiwala Kere Habba.  

The event is being organised to create an awareness of the beautiful 40-acre lake among the people residing in the area. According to people who are working to restore the lake, though Rs 7 crores has been allotted for its beautification and landscaping, the lake is being neglected and efforts need to be made to stop sewage entry. Officers from the BWSSB, Pollution Control Board, BBMP, Forest Department, Lake Authority are expected to be present.

Many activities have been planned for the entire family, including a painting competition, a cooking competition, bird photography, a nature walk, oragami and games. 

Entries are invited for the cooking competition – Healthy Fireless Cooking Challenge! The dishes need to be pure vegetarian (eggless). Dishes can be food, snacks or drinks. Each dish can consist of boiled / roasted ingredients which will have to be brought from home. Sauces and spices are allowed. Participants need to bring in the ingredients for the dish they are going to make, along with utensils for preparation and serving. Only tables will be provided. No electrical points will be present. The dishes will be judged based on taste, health aspects, creativity and presentation. Judges decision will be final. Please register with Deepa @ 9620114665. Registration is free, but names need to be given for logistics and better planning. The venue for the cooking competition will be Chellakere Lake starting at 10 a.m. 

More details in the poster below.


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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.