Sunday, October 27, 2019

Deepavali greetings!

Warm greetings to you and your family for Deepavali! May this festive season fill your lives with light and colour, health and wealth.

The past few months have not been so great for us or for our Puttenahalli Lake given that sewage continues to pollute the lake and we persist in our endeavour to meet one government official after another to get it diverted. The situation is complicated for it involves slum relocation. This needs patient handling. What keeps us going is the strength in knowing how far we have come in these nine years. It has been a journey in which you, our well wishers, volunteers and partners, have cheered us at every step. Surely, we'll overcome these hurdles too some day or the other and achieve our goal of making our Puttenahalli Lake, a little avian and aquatic haven in our locality. 

Pics: Usha R, Dr Subramanya

Sep 2010 vs Oct 2019
(Pics Usha R, Srikrishnan V)

Our biggest concern is the impact of sewage on bird and fish lives. Fortunately, the rain is helping to dilute the sewage. On Thursday, 24th Oct. well-known ornithologist and conservationist, Dr. S. Subramanya, visited the lake and within an hour spotted as many as 23 species of birds in the lake! Here is the link to his checklist. 

With renewed hope, 
PNLIT team