Jain (Deemed-to-be University) organized Reclaim Your Garden City, a large scale awareness, application based practical program was implemented on 11 August 2019, during the Lalbagh’s Annual Flower Show.
Lalbagh’s Annual Flower Show, being a premier event of our city, witnesses a large footprint of both localities and people from across the states. Such an environment we thought is a wise platform to uphold the bitter truth and rectify the deep-rooted discrepancies, thus breathe life back into Bangalore. More than 500 volunteers including students, faculty and external supporters for the event gathered at Meeting Hall.
Shri. Tejasvi Surya, Hon’ble Member of Parliament, Bengaluru (South) was invited to inaugurate and address students. The event began with welcoming Shri Tejavi Suryaji, with Veda ghosham by volunteers from Veda Vignana Gurukulam, Magadi. This was followed by invoking the blessings of the Almighty by rendition of the invocation song by Mr. Abhijit Shenoy. The inauguration of the event was done by distributing saplings to volunteers and elders supporting the event. Inaugural address was delivered by Shri Tejavi Suryaji emphasizing the need to save Bangalore and bring back the lost green cover by planting more trees. This was followed by a street play enacted by our student volunteers. Mr. Ravindra Bhandari, Vice President, JU Trust addressed the gathering. Another team of student volunteers demonstrated their concern towards the environment by enacting a street play. All the external supporters for the event were acknowledged with a JU memento as a token of appreciation. Enactus, NSS, NCC and Samashti teams were sent in four different directions with JU banners, placards and posters to create awareness about the criticality of situation in Bangalore. Students shouting the eco-related slogans rallied across Lalbagh. Even external supports of the event rallied around with banners and placards and created awareness for thousands of visitors to Lalbagh.
Volunteers at two stalls set up near glass house also created awareness to visitors and passers-by. Saplings Stall near West Gate witnessed maximum visitors throughout the day. Around 7000 medicinal plants were distributed to the visitors who showed enormous commitment to plant more trees.