Rotary Bangalore Palmville in association with Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) today organized an award ceremony to give away My Place of Pride Awards 2017.

My Place of Pride is an initiative to recognize eco-friendly communities in Bengaluru city and encourage sharing of best practices and motivate people to adopt sustainable practices.

The contest was for the following categories:

The Contesting communities were evaluated on the following:

  • Self declaration
  • Polling
  • Physical inspection
  • 102 communities comprising over 200,000 citizens across the city registered for the contest.
  • 57 communities made it to the second shortlist base on their Self – Declaration submissions detailing out best practices on the above-mentioned areas of the contest. Further, a residents’ poll was conducted to opine on the practices being followed by their respective communities.
  • Based on the above, 30 communities were shortlisted for physical inspection. Each of these communities were inspected by subject matter experts in the areas of Waste Management, Water Management, Power Management, Cleanliness & Hygiene.

In today’s program excellence Awards and overall winning communities’ awards were given away to reward the best practices carried out by the communities.

Following table summarises the awards:

Prize #

Excellence Area

Category

Name of the Winning Community

1

Waste Management

Small Apartments

T-Zed Homes

2

Waste Management

Large Apartments

Sandeep Vihar

3

Waste Management

Medium Apartments

Mahaveer Seasons

4

Waste Management

Villa

Palm Medows

5

Waste Management

Special Recognition

Koramangala 3rd block Association

 

Prize #

Excellence Area

Category

Name of the Winning Community

6

Water Management

Small Apartments

T-Zed Homes

7

Water Management

Large Apartments

Sandeep Vihar

8

Water Management

Medium Apartments

Sobha Quartz

9

Water Management

Villa

Classic Orchards

 

Prize #

Excellence Area

Category

Name of the Winning Community

10

Cleanliness & Hygiene

Small Apartments

Purva Vantage

11

Cleanliness & Hygiene

Large Apartments

SJR Verity

12

Cleanliness & Hygiene

Medium Apartments

Vijayasri Eixir

13

Cleanliness & Hygiene

Villa

Palm Springs

 

Prize #

Excellence Area

Category

Name of the Winning Community

14

Power Management

Small Apartments

Purva Vantage

15

Power Management

Large Apartments

Godrej Woodsman Estates

16

Power Management

Medium Apartments

Vijayasri Eixir

17

Power Management

Villa

Classic Orchards

 

Prize #

Excellence Area

Category

Name of the Winning Community

18

Overall Winner

Small Apartments

T-Zed Homes

19

Overall Winner

Large Apartments

Sandeep Vihar

20

Overall Winner

Medium Apartments

VijayaSri Elixir

21

Overall Winner

Villa

Chaitanya Samarpan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It is gratifying to see that Bengaluru has come such a long way that we are in a position to award communities for sustainable practices in waste, water, power etc. This fills us with hope and optimism for a sustainable future for the city," said Revathy Ashok, CEO, B.PAC

A K Bala from Rotary Palm Vill said: “ My Place of Pride is not just a contest for the communities, it is a platform for learning from the well managed communities on SWM, Water management, power Management etc.

Delivering his address as Chief Guest for the evening, Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary (UDD) Said “It is overwhelming experience to learn about proactive measures taken by communities and it is commendable that B.PAC & Rotary Palmville have jointly taken this initiative”

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, while addressing the audience said: “Bengaluru city will continue to grow in size adding more people. The government must partner with citizens to work towards sustainability. My Place of Pride awards is a recognition of the communities to go beyond their call”

The Award program was well attended by over 180 members from participating communities, civic agencies officials including BBMP, BWSSB, BESCOM, KSPCB.

This program is also an opportunity for the registered communities to move a step forward in responsible management of their community and immediate neighbourhood. We are happy that the civic agencies are supporting such initiatives.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw President, B.PAC, Ashwin Mahesh, Founder, Mapunity, R K Misra, Member, B.PAC, Mahendra Jain, Additional CS UDD, GoK; G Ashok Kumar, Chief Engineer, BESCOM, Viji Karthikeyan, Environmental Engineer, KSPCB handed over the awards to the winning communities.