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KERE HABBA 2017 - Kaikondrahalli Lake, Sarjapur Road

If you are a resident of Bellandur Sarjapura area, Kaikondrahalli lake needs no introduction. You have probably been here to enjoy the great outdoors, the birds and to escape the dust and din of the city.
Kaikondrahalli lake is a 48 acre water body in the busy outskirts of Bengaluru. Few years ago, it was a dry land and a dumpyard till BBMP rejuvenated it with active involvement of local citizens. Today, it is the most bio-diverse lake in Bengaluru and home to more than 50 species of resident and migratory birds and reptiles. Everyday it attracts about 500 visitors, mostly residents from the neighborhood - fishermen with license to fish, farmers who collect feed for their cattle apart from the photographers, nature lovers, joggers and senior citizen groups who use the lake, the walkway and the garden for recreation.
Kaikondrahalli lake is a completely community funded BBMP lake, but maintained solely with voluntary donations from local residents and surrounding corporate houses. The lake management and upkeep is looked after by the not for profit trust MAPSAS which consists of members from the surrounding community. As one of the means to raise funds for the lake, MAPSAS organizes a lake festival or Kere Habba every 2nd weekend of January.

The third edition of the Kaikondrahalli Kere Habba is just around the corner—Sunday, January 8, 2017! For those of you who haven’t attended this event over the last two years, here’s a quick look at what took place in the sunrise to sunset event which is a fund raiser for this community-funded lake: 

  • Children’s corner with events including art, story telling, activities from PLAY Arena
  • Santhe featuring sustainable products including organic food, cosmetics, books, clothes and more 
  • Food stalls with delicious yet healthy options such as momos and other Chinese food, south Indian ‘tiffin’ items, parathas, millet-based bisibele bath, and lip-smacking desserts made without maida and processed sugars
  • Citizens’ corner showcasing individuals and communities working towards societal betterment
  • Special performances in the evening
As always, our intent is to educate, entertain and bring about a greater awareness around sustainability and conservation. These two themes are close to our heart as they are the principles on which Kaikondrahalli Lake was rejuvenated in 2010 and went from being a 48-acre dump yard to a thriving lake.

We expect 5500 + people to walk in this year, as against the 3000 - 4000 that walked in the first two years we held this event. 

We are seeking funds from you to organize this grand event. We will have following expenses;
- Venue set up at various locations within the 2 km pathway
- Water, food and logistics arrangements
- Staff for maintaining and cleaning the toilets during the day
- Transport expenses for special performances
- Marketing promotions
- Printing banners and posters
- Lake branded merchandise
- Responsible waste management and disposal options

We hope you will help us raise funds that will in turn take care of the set up expenses for organizing this festival without dipping into our maintenance funds. All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax-exempt under 80G section.

Thank you for helping and supporting Kere Habba 2017


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Rs.13,500
raised of Rs.500,000 goal

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Payment options: Online, cheque pickups

Beneficiary: MAPSAS info_outline
80G tax benefits for INR donations

Supporters (5)

SB
Sukaina donated Rs.5,000
VJ
Venkatesh donated Rs.1,000
Vs
Valli donated Rs.2,500

For Kere Habba 2017

NN
NL donated Rs.2,500

Thanks Subramanian Sankaran & others on your efforts for the upkeep of the Kaikondrahalli lake.

SM
Sudhir donated Rs.2,500

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