Hoskote Lake was a bit in discussion. So, we decide to have a 4-5 hours of Sunday birding. This is one of the marvelous grassland, i have seen around Bangalore. For those who want to do birding, please go in group. I heard a lot of community problem. This place is THE land of stork, ibis, sandpiper, snipe, raptors and worth to watch their habitats. I tried to put all the pictures here, so that we can see the habitat as well for the birds.
14th November, it is Children’s Day, also called Bal Diwas in Hindi :-) celebrated on the birth day of Jawaharlal Nehru. I remember the cultural programmes organized for the day.
Incidently it is World Diabetes Day as well and there is a cyclothon/walkathon happening on 13th November.
This event is a non corporate, purely voluntary cycle rally. This is to avoid expenses on things like t shirts or caps, also permissions etc are a hassle for any majorly organized event.
This is the route map:
The aim is to cycle about 12 km ( MG Road Taj to Banashankari) through the city culminating at the institute in Banashankari and with a light snack here .
The Estimated start time is 8 am ending at the hospital at about 930 am. There will be a pilot vehile/car to lead the group. Some pamphlets to distribute along the route ( an awareness sheet on diabetes, not an ad) and this will be done by the staff.
If you or your group would like to participate and the do let Mr. Subbakrishna on 9448137963 or Mr. Nataraj on 9449348275 with your estimated numbers.
An estimated 50.7 million people in India have diabetes and the number is projected to reach 87 million by 2030 . Recent studies have reported high rates amongst the rural poor, who often remain undiagnosed for long periods.Increasingly urban educated professionals too are being affected. This is due to a remarkable increase in sedentary lifestyles and food choices. In many cases the appearance of full blown diabetes can be delayed or prevented by inexpensive lifestyle modifications.
Adapting a more active lifestyle is one of the cheapest and easiest routes to stopping diabetes. Every year the 14th of November is marked as the World Diabetes Day. The Global Diabetes Walk is a remarkable example of awareness creation about diabetes and its effects. We are seeking support to conduct a walkathon/cyclothon in Bangalore. This event is aimed to be purely voluntary and is not supported by any corporate.
About the Institute:
Sri Keshava Trust is a “Sustainable Charity” engaged in provision of eye care services primarily in the Southern Indian State of Karnataka. The Trust has its activities in clinical work, outreach programs and in research. No patient is turned away for economic reasons and no effort is stinted to be at the cutting edge of eye care in all spheres. The trust undertakes research and training in all areas of ophthalmology and is currently in the process of creating comprehensive care models. The trust has built Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology (VIIO), a Rs.20 Crore (3.5 Million USD) super specialty charitable Ophthalmic Hospital and research center, with the help of over 3,500 donors big and small. The institute focuses on clinical work, Research and Training as its core areas with main motto as Dedication is the Ultimate Goal.Since 2005, we have been engaged in one of the biggest diabetes outreach programs in the country.
Turahalli is a village. A little forest area which is diminishing day by day is a lovely place to relax. Though our team went for birding and buttering. It is a dry deciduous forest with lot of eucalyptus trees and other wild shrubs and trees.
Some of the treats for us.
Are you a photographer? If yes, have you ever been given a deadline to click for a particular theme in an hour or so? Have you planned your shots and chased behind the subject? Have you met most of the photographers in the city for one event? If no, then here is an interesting event for you which will give you a funfilled day with loads of good experiences in photography, called “Canon Photo Marathon”.
Canon Photomarathon is a photography competition, where you are given few themes and you run around the city, looking for photographs for a given theme and take photographs under time pressure. Canon organizes photomarathon every year and this year it was on September 18th in different places in the world. In Bangalore, St.Josephs High school in Vittal mallya road was chosen as the venue. You need to register before participating in this through canon photomarathon website : http://www.canon-asia.com/photomarathon/photomarathon.html. There is no entry fee.
Event will start with registration and you will get a free T shirt. They give 3 different themes and participants should take photographs based on this theme in prescribed time. Only 1 theme will be announced at a time and we should submit the photos before they announce the next theme.
Themes given : 1. Games people play, 2. Building values in next generation Indians, 3. Thinking green.
As soon as themes were announed, few people left to click for the theme while few people discussed among their friends where to go, what to shoot and headed in different directions. It’s a nice event where you can have loads of fun with friends and also get to know many photography enthusiasts. There were few guests at the event like Kannada movie actress Aindrita ray and Wild life photographer Sudhir Shivaram. Also, last year’s winner spoke about his experience of winning and 8 days trip of Turkey which was last year’s 1st prize. Prizes for this year was 8 days trip to Tasmania, Australia and DSLR cameras as other prizes. We enjoyed roaming around and clicking for different themes. Results may be announced in a month or so. Overall, it was a fun filled event but bit tiring too.
Few of the photographs taken during the event :