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3-day 'Nandi Habba-2' to start on September 1

DH News Service, Bengaluru, Jul 1 2017, 2:05 IST
Kharge was speaking at the annual meet of the UWBe and celebration of rejuvenation of 16 lakes in the city using Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. On the occasion, a coffee table book on the revived lakes was launched. File photo.

Kharge was speaking at the annual meet of the UWBe and celebration of rejuvenation of 16 lakes in the city using Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. On the occasion, a coffee table book on the revived lakes was launched. File photo.

Minister for Tourism and IT/BT Priyank Kharge on Friday announced that the Tourism department will partner with the United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe) for the three-day event - “Nandi Habba - 2,” which starts on September 1.

Kharge was speaking at the annual meet of the UWBe and celebration of rejuvenation of 16 lakes in the city using Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds. On the occasion, a coffee table book on the revived lakes was launched.

The minister said, “UWBe has ensured that communities take responsibility of improving Bengaluru’s environment and making it truly a remarkable tourist destination. This initiative has set an excellent benchmark for the rest of the country.”

He hailed the non-government organisation for its initiative to educate people about the heritage and the rich flora and fauna in and around Nandi Hills. He announced a financial aid of Rs 3 crore from the Tourism department to the United Way of Bengaluru for lake rejuvenation.

Prashanth Prakash of UWBe told the gathering that the “Wake the Lake” campaign helped in reviving Yelahanka, Kaikondrahalli, Uttarahalli, Halasuru, Chinnappanahalli, Sheelavanthakere, Munnekolala, Sowlkere, Kaudenahalli, Devasandra, Sheegehhalli, Rachenahalli, Mahadevapura, Kundalahalli, Kudlu Doddakere and Dasarahalli lakes.

About the event

The three-day ‘Nandi Habba’ from September 1 will open up new vistas of Nandi Hills on the northern side of Bengaluru. The birthplace of three important rivers – Uttara Pinakini, Dakshina Pinakini and Arkavathi – Nandi Hills is one of the favourite destinations for adventure sports and trekking. The place has rich archaeological, historical and religious significance, which the Tourism department in association with the United Way of Bengaluru wants to tap. The three-day event has been divided in three categories – Heritage Walk, Nature Walk and Cyclothon.

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