Ejipura New Extension Residents’ Association (ENERA) is one of the vibrant RWAs in the city. Apart from addressing the day-to-day civic issues arising out in their layout, the association has been conducting regular tours for its members, their families and well-wishers with a view to have better ties and fellowship.
Not only that it has been managing few borewells after forming borewell managing committees locally. The committee ensures adequate water supply whenever there is shortage of Cauvery water supplied by BWSSB. Apart from this, it honours students excelling in SSLC and PUC exams. Besides this it donates books and dictionaries to students.
“We are the best managed Residents’ Welfare Association at our neighbourhood. Credit goes to our dedicated members,” said ENERA President Ravindra Kumar,while speaking to City Kemp.
“As a renewed welfare measurers, our members were insisting to organize regular tours for the benefit of members, their families and well-wishers with a view to have better ties and fellowship. Accordingly, last year onwards ENERA is conducting tours to important tourist spots”, he says.
John Felix, Joint Secretary, while briefing about the recent tour programme which they organized last Saturday and Sunday said that ENERA group left Ejipura on Saturday morning in a special bus. en-route visited Tibetan Golden Temple at Bailkuppe.
After lunch at Kushalnagar, the group check in at Coorg County Resorts at Suntikoppa. It’s a memorable experience, beautiful ambience, surrounded with thick forest at resorts is a place of attraction, he said. Afternoon, we visited Cauvery Nisargadhma also called as Bamboo forest. River rafting, elephant safari were the speciality of this tourist spot. Evening, cultural programme and camp fire at Coorg County Resorts was arranged to spend weekend.Each member of our group, young and old, men and women enjoyed every moment, he added.
Dubare forest was another tourist spot ENERA members visited on Sunday morning. Dubare forest is mainly an elephant capturing and training camp of Karnataka Forest Department, at the bank of river Cauvery on Kushalnagar-Siddapura Road. Group members enjoyed river rafting and boating in Cauvery. On way-back team members relaxed with joy in the evening at Balmuri falls at Srirangapatna.
MS Ganesh, EC Member said we enjoyed the trip. Transportation was very fine and accommodation at resort was comfortable. ENERA President Ravindra Kumar said, “the members were prevailing upon us to go for such tours on regular basis for the benefit of all. The charges are very less compared to private tour organizers. We started the tours from last year onwards and we are getting very good response.”
When City Kemp ought to know other local civic issues ENERA encountered, Ravindra Kumar briefed, water scarcity and UGD, street lights, public safety are our main concern. Our area is densely populated. Cauvery water is scarce at our place. Therefore, we are managing some borewells erected by BWSSB and through MLA’s fund. Some pockets of Ejipura where shortage of drinking water for the residents, we supply borewell water through pipes. For each borewell individual managing committees has been formed and they systematically look after day-to-day functions and expenses. Some of the active members, Shankarappa, Narayan, Ganesh Bekal, Krishna Kumar, Lawrence are volunteered to oversee the distribution of borewell water. There is a cordial relationship between Borewell Managing Committee and residents.
As regards replacement of UGD lines, the work is in progress. Additional streetlights, poles, timers and control wires are sanctioned and work may duly start by the end of this month.
Recently ENERA dashed a letter to Bengaluru Police Commissioner with a plea to install CCTV Cameras at several public places at the ward so as to enable police authorities to identify and prevent criminal activities.
“The man behind our entire success story is none other than Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy. He is very much impressed with way the RWA is functioning and reciprocates quickly. He use to argue with us to manage all public borewells so as to avoid harassment to the residents. But for the reasons best known, we are restricted to few. Our dedicated civic minded members are main strength of the Association,” added Ravindra Kumar.