United way Bengaluru organized eco-friendly celebrations of ‘The festival of lights’, Deepavali at three lakes in Bengaluru to highlight the need to go back to our roots and celebrate festivals in a responsible manner.

The was also the occasion to educate and involve people living around the lake in its preservation as these lakes were earlier at the brink of death.

Nearly 1000 people in total participated in ‘Kere Deepotsava’, an eco-friendly celebration of the Deepavali festival at three different rejuvenated lakes in Bengaluru city in a span of four days from 26th october to 29th october,2016.

The Kaudenahalli Lake was decorated with over 7000 earthen diyas, the Uttarahalli Lake with 5000, While Rachenahalli Lake was decked with 250 diyas.

In all the three events, eco-friently oil was used which was a blend of five natural oils like Sesame Neem, Mahua, Castor, and Groundnut. Essential oils like citronella, Lemongrass and Lavender were added which emitted a heady aroma when the diyas were lit.

On the occasion, people also pledged to safeguard and protect the environment.