Residents Beautify Lake Garden

By Julia Taylor / March 24, 2009

Sunik Kand, a senior employee at a Bangalore information technology company, created a project in the Landmark Education Self Expression and Leadership Programme to clean up an abandoned lake and garden and convert it into a park with a walking track. The local government has now taken on the project. The notable India Times newspaper wrote a story about the project.

Residents work to beautify Iblur Garden

Bellandur Iblur Residents Welfare Association, along with several NGOs, residents of nearby areas, citizen groups and schools, participated in a `Harit-Jagat’ project for beautification of Iblur Lake garden on Saturday.

Sunil Kand, a resident of the neighbourhood, said: “Around 50 persons from the neighbouring areas dedicated two hours for the job. We cleaned the entire garden of trash. We pulled out parthenium and watered the entire area. We also employed gardeners for trimming the hedges.” Overall, the residents filled close to 50 gunny bags with tightly packed trash and parthenium.

Three months ago, a few residents of the area conceived a time-bound action for Iblur Lake and garden. A senior citizens association, whose members use the graden daily, readily took up the job for its upkeep. The BIRWA has taken upon itself the job of `promoting, campaigning and initiating citizen actions for civic and community activities’.

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