The organisation, started on May 1, 2017, is led by Hassan assistant commissioner HL Nagaraj as honorary president and YN Subba Swamy as president. Social activists, including RP Venkatesh Murthy and Roopa Hassan, are working in various capacities.
Subba Swamy said the orgaisation has taken up development of Dodda Kondugula, Thirupatihalli (two lakes), Chikka Honnenahalli, Javenahalli, B Katalli – Sattekatte, B Katehalli Ura Mundinakatte, Gavenahalli Lake, Aralahalli Kengatte and Shantinagara Nanjyyanakatte lakes. “Rejuvenation of three lakes is under progress and work at seven lakes is complete,” he said.
According to office-bearers, a major achievement is community engagement. When the organisation started work a B Katehalli village, several residents pledged financial support and vehicles, among other things. According to Lalitkumar of Shri Maruti Welfare Association, who is part of the organisation, villagers are donating money for the project.
Hassan Kendriya Vidyalaya principal Valmiki extended financial support through parents. Local gram panchayat president Mohan Kumar gave a JCB free of cost, besides donating Rs 20,000.