Welcoming New Year with a cause

BANGALORE: ‘Love our Nature, Love our city, Love our festival,’ was a thematic shopping festival organised by Garuda Fest 2011-12. The festival which began on November 18, 2011 concluded on Ja

Published: 02nd January 2012 11:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:07 PM   |  A+A-

1-EWL

Playback singer Rajesh Krishnan and actress Harshika Poonacha at the event in Garuda Mall | express photo

BANGALORE: ‘Love our Nature, Love our city, Love our festival,’ was a thematic shopping festival organised by Garuda Fest 2011-12. The festival which began on November 18, 2011 concluded on January 1, 2012.

The closing ceremony was a star-studded event with Sandalwood actress Harshika Poonacha and playback singer Rajesh Krishnan, who hummed some of the songs to entertain the crowds. Winners of voice of Bangalore Supriya R, Akanksha badami, Raghupathi Jha and Deepak D L also sang some of the Kannada hits in the event.

This year’s theme ‘Love our Nature, Love our City, Love our Festival,’ drew attention of large number of people around the city. This was to create awareness among the citizen about the importance of the environment. The mall was decked with the models of Save Forest, Save Water, Save Birds, Save Animals and Save Earth to encourage the visitors to go green. Garuda also took an initiative to educate the patrons of the mall about global warming and deforestation. It made an attempt to create awareness about how city was 25 years ago and how it would be in future.

Stay up to date on all the latest Bengaluru news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp