A non-profit organisation in Bangalore did something different to mark the occasion- United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe) in association with students of Surana College and corporate volunteers identified 6 prime locations in Bangalore to hand out empty clay pots to the general public.
And what message does this symbolic act convey?
The pots were used to signify the colossal issue of water scarcity, said the organisers. The campaign intended to deliver one strong message to all the citizens of the city - No Lake, No Water. The organisers encouraged people to save water for a secured future.
Once a city with numerous lakes and blessed with the most perfect weather, Bangalore is now losing its lakes to urbanization. More subways, layouts, malls and flyovers have taken a toll on the city's climatic conditions too.
BBMP, with the help of organisations like UWBe has undertaken an initiative to restore and rejuvenate the city's water bodies. They have been working on the revival of several lakes such as Yelahanka Lake, Kaikondrahalli Lake, Chinnapanahalli Lake etc.
More about United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe)
UWBe is a non-profit organization which is committed to raising community levels in education, healthcare
and livelihoods in and around Bengaluru. The Bengaluru chapter of the organisation is run by professionals and members of the local community.
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Bangalore has lost many a lakes and water bodies to urbanisation
United Way of Bengaluru (UWBe) in association
with students of Surana College and corporate volunteers distributed empty water pots to general public
The NGO UWBe analyse the needs of the community and support organizations that have developed sustainable solutions with the potential to achieve large scale change.