'Kere Habba' lights up RR Nagar lake

'Kere Habba' lights up RR Nagar lake

An array of  cultural and awareness programmes, held as part of Kere Habba, lit up the ambience of Halagevaderahalli Lake at Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Sunday.

Hundreds of residents of the areas in the lake vicinity took part in a series of events organised by the Parisara Hita Samrakshana Samiti. The Kere Habba kick-started with go puja and Ganga puja.

Children dressed up as Mother Earth, Peacock, rabbit, trees among others came up with some creative dance performances to send out a message or two on the importance of protecting the flora and fauna and preserving the water bodies for the posterity.

Students of Ashwini School, Jnanakshi School, BEI School among others took part in various cultural competitions. Slogans like Save lakes, Save water and protect environment reverberated the lake vicinity.

     “The objective of this festival is to create awareness about the lakes and preserving them for the future generation. The Halagevaderahalli Lake got a new life after the then BBMP commissioner Siddaiah constituted a committee to resurrect the lake. Now, the lake is brimming with water,” said, Narasimha Prasad, general secretary of the Samiti.

 Former vice-chancellor of Bangalore University Siddappa urged the RR Nagar Corporator Nalini Manju to take steps to set up a sewage treatment plant near the lake so that the sewage water, that is entering the lake, could be diverted.

He said that if Bengaluru was to retain its old pristine glory, the civic agencies should take necessary measures to protect and manage the water bodies.

The lake, which was in a deplorable condition a few years back, was revived by the then Palike commissioner Siddaiah a couple of years back.  

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