Shramadaan Program @ Allalasandra Lake, Yelahanka

Message received from Mr Jagadeesh Giri, Joint Secretary, Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA)

 
To involve the youth, students & local citizens in keeping Allalasandra Lake (Yelahanka) and locality clean, utilize the facilities provided by civic bodies, bring in awareness on environment, water conservation, and neat maintenance of the lake surroundings, YUVA has organized a Shramadaan program at the lake on 12th January 2014 at 7 a.m. on the occasion of National Youth Day to mark the 151th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
 
YUVA has also engaged with the University of Agriculture Sciences, GKVK for collaborative efforts for revival and development of the lake and environment. Over 150 students of UAS would be participating in this program along with faculty.
 
Mr P.N. Srinivasachary, Principal Secretary to Government, Urban Development Department, Mr D. Satyamurthy, Principal Secretary to Government, Water Resources Department, Mr S.Subramanaya , former Commissioner, BBMP,  Mr Virupaksha Mysore, Joint Commissioner, BBMP, Yelahanka MLA Mr S.R.Vishwanath, Horticulture Standing Committee Chairman and Corporator Mr Muniraju, and concerned officials from BBMP, BWSSB, BDA will be taking part in this program along with citizens, children and NSS students.
 
On the same day we plan to discuss the following points with the concerned officials from the Government.
 
1.Stoppage of sewage into the lake
2.Removal of weeds and garbage
3.Developing aquatic life in the lake, improving habitat for birds and creation of garden around the lake
4.Solid waste management
5.Ongoing maintenance model for the lake
 
We are pleased to invite you for this program and look forward to your participation.
 
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For more information, please contact Jagadeesh, Joint Secretary, YUVA (Cell:9845171449).

Related article on Allalasandra Lake can be read here.
 

 

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