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By Green Minute News:

Come summer, the scorching heat and the parched earth affects birds to no end especially in concrete jungles like Bengaluru. So, it is the voluntary organizations who come forward to alleviate the problem of winged visitors by providing water bowls at many places in urban areas. In this regard, Kalya Green in association with Alahalli Lake and Neighbourhood Development Trust and Namma Bengaluru Foundation held a program ‘Water for All’ at Alahalli Lake, Anjanapura ward in Bengaluru.

As part of this, 50 bamboo water bowls, bird nest boxes were distributed. A plantation drive was also carried out. The need for lake conservation, importance of water and city’s biodiversity was highlighted. The event was dedicated to film celebrities Puneeth Rajkumar, Sanchari Vijay and Chiranjeevi Sarja who passed away in recent times. Providing his support, Bangalore South legislator M Krishnappa said it is a very good program for bringing awareness about water issues in cities.

Green Kalya Organizer Brijesh said water issues should be highlighted and this program was a small way of demonstrating it. Through such campaigns, city biodiversity will be benefitted. Vijay Nishanth who is mentoring Green Kalya said people should come forward to place water bowls during summer and also grow trees which supports biodiversity and reduce heat effect in cities.

Alahalli lake and Neighbourhood trust member Anand Yadwad said this campaign brought positivity to lake protection with involvement of children. The future plans of these youngsters is to carry out distribution of water bowls in other city areas and thereby, supporting the biodiversity of Bengaluru.