By Reena Pillai
On the occasion of their Founder’s Day, 50 students from Widia Poorna Prajna School, Tumkur Road planted 50 saplings at the Dasarahalli Lake to mark the occasion. It was so heartening to witness a group of enthusiastic students from the school engage in planting work at the lake.
Aware that United Way Bengaluru is undertaking the rejuvenation work at this lake, the authorities of the school approached us to undertake the planting activities and also requested that we continue with the maintenance of these plants. United Way Bengaluru was more than happy to oblige as under our ‘Wake the Lake’ campaign one of our objectives is to get the community, especially children to contribute towards the lake rejuvenation process.
This planting drive was held on 6th July 2017, the Founder’s Day – in memory of His Holiness Sri Vibudhesha Theertha Swamiji (Founder President, Udupi Sri Admar Mutt Education Council)
Speaking about the event, K S Sridhar, Principal of Widia Poorna Prajna School said, “The motto of the Interact Club of the School is, To create the spirit of social responsibility amongst the students. One of the activity of the club is to plant saplings in the vicinity of Dasarahalli lake. The very idea of this act is to make the students understand the importance of their role in protecting Mother Nature. The staff in-charge of the lake have taken the responsibility of nourishing the saplings. About 60 saplings were planted and a few of them are fruit bearings plants like Coconut tree and Jamun tree.”
Mahesh, Sr Manager, Community Initiatives said, “UWBe believes in change which is sustainable and create an impact in the society. The involvement of the students from the Widia Poorna Prajna school is a positive development and we are very happy that the children will visit the lake on a regular basis. We hope that the message of preserving lakes in turn will be shared to their family and friends.”
The following delegates participated in this social cause Sri Muniraju, MLA, T. Dasarahalli constituency, Sri Nagaraj, BBMP Corporator, Chokkasandra, Mrs. Sapna, Lake Engineer, Rtn. Kiran President, ROBANO. Many Rotarians, school staff and students took active part in this event.