Bangalore Environment Trust (BET) has embarked a year ago on a
unique Ecotherapy programme for the rehabilitation of children
with special needs due to autism and other ailments. These
children study in special schools in Bangalore.
This Ecotherapy programme is the brainchild of BETís incoming
Chairman Dr. A. N. Yellappa Reddy (taking over in a few months
from longtime Chairman Capt. Subbarao Prabhala). He has been ably
assisted in implementing this programme by BET Trustees Dr. S.
Raju Urs and Dr. Sadanand Hegde, who have given of their time to
organize and ensure active participation of the children at the
Ecotherapy sessions once a month.
The video on this Ecotherapy programme in English and Kannada is
worth watching. It is heartwarming to see the children with such
severe handicaps responding to the interventions of dedicated
therapists and the environment that they are exposed to at
Bangalore University grounds.
Ecotherapy - Kannada
Workshop on how to save lakes of Bangalore
Saturday 4th July 2009 at 14.30 hrs
Objective of this workshop:
Bangalore was once known as a city of thousand lakes. Many have
disappeared and the others are languishing because of
breaching of inflow channels
encroachment of lake beds
pollution - sewage and industrial effluents
The result is flooding whenever there is heavy rain. Also looming
water crisis a few years ahead.
Cauvery alone cannot meet the needs of Bangalore. There is urgent
need to restore lakes and recharge ground water levels.