Wg.Cdr. GB Athri (Retd) has waged a lone battle with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board to save the three lakes "Arekere, Hulimavu and Madivala" from the menace of raw sewage discharges into these lakes. He has also taken up the issue of encroachment of sacred lake in around Bangalore by vested interests with the Karnataka Lokayuktha and the investigation due to process.
Since 2001 planting of tree saplings in and around my colony with the full co-operation of various Govt departments has been one of my prime activities on daily basis. Around 5000 such saplings are now standing tall as grown trees which are regularly been pruned and cared for
Save Water Bodies
Water and water bodies are very important for human habitation. It is our bounden duty to SAVE water bodies and my fight to save lakes and rivers have yielded moderate success. River Tunga at Sringeri and rejuvenation of Hebbugodi lake coupled with saving Madivala lake from pollutants and encroachment are cases in point