Bengaluru: The fifth edition of Kere Habba at Kaikondrahalli Lake is planned on February 17. The lake festival is an annual celebration of conservation of the water body and an amalgamation of music, theatre, fitness, art, design - all defining environment.
Mahadevapura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivrudhi Samiti (MAPSAS), the trust formed in 2011 to revive and rejuvenate lakes in Bellandur ORR, Sarjapura Road and Hosur Road area, will facilitate interactions across corporates, government organisations, NGOs and citizen groups. Pollution mitigation, scientific investigation, social inclusion, documentation, governance and administration are the key areas which will be covered in the conference.
The website of MAPSAS says the objective of the Kere conference is to have a holistic and sustainable manner to engage with lakes in the long term.
The festival will also have a conference aiming to present sustainable ways to protect lakes. Dr. Veena Srinivasan, scholar, ATREE, Dr Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University and Priya Ramasubban, MAPSAS will deliver talks.Kaikondrahalli Lake was rejuvenated in 2010 and has been discussed widely amongst the scholars as being one of the most successful models of lake restoration. The lake since then has been maintained by MAPSAS in partnership with the BBMP....