Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Kere Utsava

1st Kere Utasava was organised by Kaagaz Foundation on the occasion of World Environment Day at Agara Lake, on 9th June 2018 from 6am to 4pm.

Theme for World Environment Day 2018 is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ and water bodies face serious threat from plastic waste not only polluting them but also impacting the water inhabitants and ecosystem. 

Kere Utsava is a citizen centric event and is to Create Awareness, Promote Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic, Educate about the impact of Plastic on our Environment and Water bodies. 

The day started with a Walkathon, Tree Plantation, Sapling Distribution, Painting and essay Competition, Magic show, Skits, Composting Workshop and other activities all day through. 

Over 100 Saplings were distributed and over 200 Saplings were planted under the guidance of Jayakrishnan, visitor to Kere Utsava were delighted to plant Saplings and volunteered to be part of a Green cause. 

Children from over six different Schools & Colleges participated and citizens came along to make a difference, around 3000 people were part of the day long event. Everyone signed the Pledge board to #BeatPlasticPollution and to #KeepsLakesClean, Caps and Cloth Bags sponsored by Mythri Mahila Koota and Kaagaz Foundation were also distributed. 

'We are very delighted to kick start the #KeraUtsava series and are looking forward to organize it several other lakes to create awareness about the Lakes especially among the young people and school children, we thank B.PAC our event partner, KSPCB, LDA, BBMP & ALPMS for all the support', said Kavitha Reddy, Trustee Kaagaz Foundation and Lake Activist.