BENGALURU: Doctors in the city say issues pertaining to breathing problems and other lung-related trouble in children are on the rise due to the large-scale cutting of trees in the city over the past few years. Since children are the most vulnerable to the effects of infrastructure development projects, Citizens for Bengaluru (CfB) will present ‘Art for Children’ and ‘Art by Children’ on Sunday at Sheesh Mahal, Palace Grounds, from 9am to 12.30pm. The initiative is aimed at bringing together voices of children against the construction of the steel flyover.
hildren and adults, led by artist S G Vasudev, will paint on the theme ‘Save it for Children’. Singer M D Pallavi and group will render songs on nature at the event.
CfB released a list of 56 Residents Welfare Associations from across the city that passed resolutions opposing the steel flyover. They plan to submit these letters to the state government and to the courts dealing with this matter and request them to consider the opinion of citizens. CfB volunteers Yogeesh Prabhuswamy and Praneeth N are leading this effort.
On October 16, 8,000 residents formed a human chain from Basaveshwara Circle to Mekhri Circle against the proposed flyover project. In a referendum, 42,000 voted ‘No’ against the steel flyover.