Running to raise money for the lake where they train!

In a city of vanishing lakes, PNLIT is a small team of ordinary citizens who campaigned successfully to rejuvenate Puttenahalli Lake in J.P. Nagar and has now become its official caretakers.

PNLIT’s goals are to recharge the water table, indirectly providing water for an increasingly parched locality and to transform the lake into a secure bird habitat though in the middle of an urban jungle.

Within two years of restoration, over 200 tree saplings have been planted and over 50 bird species spotted in and around the lake.

PNLIT meets expenses from voluntary donations, mostly from residents in the area. It works within a very tight budget! 

Sanjeev, Subbu, Suresh, Abhijith and Arathi have volunteered to run for PNLIT. They live close to and train at Puttenahalli Lake and have seen PNLIT bring it back from the brink of extinction. Realising the importance and significance of lakes in Bangalore, they are keen to raise money and help PNLIT complete the transformation of the neighbourhood lake. Help them. Donate generously to PNLIT.

PNLIT will use funds raised through the Marathon to plant more indigenous trees, hire additional staff, get more water into the lake, organize more events to educate the community on the importance of lakes in our fragile eco-system.

Water is life. Take care of lakes! This is the best gift we can give our children!

To support the run for PNLIT, please  send your cheque/DD (any amount is welcome) in favour of "Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust" to
OP Ramaswamy (Treasurer, PNLIT)
A917 Mayflower Block, Brigade Millennium
JP Nagar 7th Phase, Puttenahalli,
Bangalore 560078
Phone: +91 9845079076

Donations can also be made through by credit/debit card through the PNLIT page on

Read more about PNLIT and what it is doing here.

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