Bal Bhavan to play host to grand closure of Neralu on February 14th

Hundreds of citizens came together on the weekend of February 7th and 8th to celebrate the garden city’s  glorious natural heritage at many locations, including NGMA, KR Rao park and Dodamavalli Katte. Citizens of all ages participated enthusiastically in tree walks, listened to talks by naturalists and artists, and appreciated the movies, performances and street plays. Citizens came together to  celebrate the garden city’s  glorious natural heritage.

On  Saturday February 14th, the festivities will move to Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park, with a host of art activities and cultural performances that bring a grand closure to the NERALU tree.

List of activities planned

  • Moved by Trees – Performance workshop by Veena Basavarajaiah (10 am – 1 pm)
  • Puttaniya Kathe – Storytelling by Bangalore Storytelling Society (11 am onwards)
  • Booo said the Booruga  – Storytelling by Mala Kumar (12 pm onwards)
  • ಬೆಂದಳೂರು – ವೃಕ್ಷೋ ರಕ್ಷತಿ ರಕ್ಷಿತಃ. – Streetplay by Kaleido Group
  • Mega Hug-A-Tree
  • Bhoomi Geethe – Performance by MD Pallavi & Team
  • Upside Down Tree – Performance by Shabnam Virmani & Vipul Rikhi of  The Kabir Project
  • Art Installations
  • Games
  • Live art demonstration
  • Photography
  • Self-guided tree walks
  • Audio walks​​

Say it with love this Valentine’s Day

A young tree lover at Neralu. Pic credit:Suchi Govindarajan

A Mega Hug-a-tree campaign has been planned keeping Valentine’s Day in mind. At the grand finale at Bal Bhavan, Neralu intends to connect citizens of Bengaluru with their natural heritage through this gesture.  .

Neralu hopes to get  lot of visibility on social media on Valentines day with a  ‘love trees’ message. People can click an image and email it to with the subject line #hugatree. The image will then instantly appear on the Neralu site:

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Poornima is an avid blogger with keen interest in urban wildlife.She is also a freelance communication consultant with special interest in organisations that work towards a social cause.