Monday, July 9, 2018

HSR 10K Freedom Run - 12th Aug 2018

Kaagaz Foundation is proud to announce the 6th edition of ‘HSR Freedom Run’, for a Greener & Safer Bengaluru. This event will be held at HSR Layout on this Independence Day, 12th August 2018.

The Run is likely to attract over 2000+ individuals to participate in the different categories, will provide a new experience and an opportunity to take up some really good challenges and also to run for a good cause. The primary objective of the run is to create awareness campaigns on Greener & Safer Bengaluru undertaken by Kaagaz Foundation.

Program Schedule from 6am to 9am on 12th Aug 2018, HSR Layout BBMP Ground:

·         - Talk on Women Safety
·         - National Anthem
·         - Flag-off 10K & 5K Run
·         - Awards for Winners (Medal, Certificate, Cash Prize, Sapling, Cloth Bag)
·         - Awards for Finishers (Medal, Sapling, Cloth Bag)
·         - Signing and Pledge Board – Greener & Safer Bengaluru

·         - Composting & Sustainability – Workshop

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 2018 Media Coverage

I spoke with Deccan Herald regarding the Birds in Agara Lake (3rd July 2018). Due to restoration work many Birds had flown away, but that is only a temporary issue, Birds will be back now that there are more Trees, Greenery, Good Water and Fishes. Yes, the Traffic around and noise is a concern but not much can be done, Lake premises should to kept clean and as natural as possible with less human intervention and activities.  

- Kavitha Reddy

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Minister visit to Agara Lake

On 27th June Minor Irrigation Minister Shri Puttaraju visited Agara Lake, in the recent amendments to the Tank Development Act replacing Karnataka Lake Conservation and Development Authority (KLCDA) with Minor Irrigation as regulatory authority. 

Even though many Citizens & Lake Activist are opposing the amendments citing the lack of expertise in Minor Irrigation Department and that Urban Lakes are different from Rural Lakes, ALPMS team had invited the Minister vie RS MP Kupendra Reddy to visit the revived Lake which is today a benchmark for most Lakes in Bengaluru. 

'Agara Lake Protection and Management Society (ALPMS) the citizen group that has been campaigning for revival of the Lake for over 5 years also requested the Minister to looking into shifting of the RTO vehicles on service road that are creating a huge problem for Lake visitor and also submitted a memorandum asking the Minister to inform BDA to create parking space for Lake visitor vehicles under the flyover and also apprised the Minister about the need for regular funds for maintenance of the Lake' said Kavitha Reddy Lake Activist & VP ALPMS. 

LDA & Forest Department officials and ALPMS Team was present during the visit and CEO and LDA Smt Seema Garg spoke about the uniqueness of the Lake and its revival process and citizen involvement.