Madiwala Kere Habba, 23rd Jan 2016

Madiwala Lake will host the second Kere Habba of 2016 on 23rd Jan. The first Kere Habba was held earlier in January at Kaikondrahalli Lake and can be read about here.

The schedule for the habba, starting at 7:00 a.m.,is as follows:

07:00 – Bird Watching
07:30 – Yoga by the Lake
08:00 – Cycling
08:30 – Clay Modeling
09:00 – Drawing/Sketching (only drawing sheets will be provided; participant to carry their own art materials)
09:30 – Tree naming/Treasure Hunt
10:00 – Local Craft
10:30 – Talk by the LDA
11:00 – Street Play

For more details about Madiwala Kere Habba 2016, please contact:

call 9845193233 | 9845073071 | 8861768806  
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facebook: BetterB76 | nammabengalurufoundation

It may be noted that work is underway, to establish a biodiversity park at Madiwala Lake, as recommended by Karnataka Jnana Ayoga (KJA, Knowledge Commission) Chairman K. Kasturirangan. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s government had sanctioned Rs 24.72 crore for the project in the budget presented for 2015-16. The Lake Development Authority has been appointed as the nodal agency for execution of the design made by Dr C R Babu (emeritus professor University of Delhi, Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems), that includes greenways, a butterfly garden, a herbal garden, an orchidarium, a recrecational garden, a nature interpretation centre and more. The KJA recommendation document can be seen here.

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