I am running a full marathon for Kaikondrahalli Lake upkeep

I am running the full marathon in SCMM 2017 to raise funds for Kaikondrahalli lake upkeep.

For as long as I have been a runner, I have run at Kaikondrahalli lake. It is a boon to live close to a lung-space like this and be able to run here whenever I feel like.

Kaikondrahalli lake is a beautiful 48 acre lake in Bengaluru with myriad species of birds and reptiles in the middle of the city. Beside being a water catchment, source of fish for local fishermen and fodder for cattle, it is the patch of greenery where neighbourhood residents can come out for a breath of fresh air. Without places like Kaikondrahalli lake, we runners will have no places in the city to train.

However, despite all the positives, the lake has its share of problems such as encroachment in buffer zones, sewage inflow and shortage of maintenance funds. The lake belongs to BBMP however it is completely dependent on voluntary donations from the surrounding community for its upkeep. Day to day maintenance of the lake is looked after by a not for profit trust MAPSAS, consisting entirely of community members. The monthly expenses include gardening, cleaning and security apart from yearly activities such as de-weeding. Due to crunch in funds, there has been a forced cut in numbers in security and gardening staff. This will eventually affect the upkeep of the lake.

If you are a runner or a nature enthusiast, please help me raise funds for the upkeep of this runner's paradise. We cannot afford to let this beautiful lake go down the drains! 
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18th December 2016
Thanks to all who have contributed to this campaign.  I'm still quite far from the target.  With the festive season soon approaching, please do consider donating to this cause.

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Rs.92,000
raised of Rs.100,000 goal

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Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: MAPSAS info_outline

Supporters (38)

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Arun donated Rs.1,179

Great way to contribute to the revival of the kaikondrahalli lake, which is a lovely trail that rejuvenates runners through the year..

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Amit donated $15.15

Good luck, Rinaz!

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Anonymous donated Rs.500
Siddhartha
Siddhartha donated Rs.2,500
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Lokesh donated Rs.500
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Karthick donated Rs.3,000