Bengaluru has a history of more than 500 years. Our city is losing its identity form ‘Pensioner’s Paradise’ to ‘Pollution Hub’. Little remains to mark its unique identity. We appreciate the astronomical growth our city has witnessed in the past years. But growth should not be at the cost of losing Bengaluru’s identity. The hard-hitting question of, how to retain our unique identity in the vigorous path of progress led to our initiative B.PROUD.
The B.PROUD initiative intends to instill and rekindle a sense of pride of being an integral part of Bengaluru among Bengalureans by familiarizing them with the historicity of the city and celebrate the same. B.PROUD initiatives has the following objective
- To encourage citizen participation in conservation of the city’s culture and heritage
- To build a heritage registry
- To create a content bank
- To constitute a heritage policy
- To create awareness about the city’s historicity
- To organize event and seminars
Our monuments, buildings, structures, areas, groves, hills, hillocks, waterbodies, annual cultural events such as Kadlekai Parishe, Annamma Jaathre, Karaga are part of our heritage. B.PAC with an intent to conserve the heritage of Bengaluru city have engaged with individuals and institutions who are working towards preserving the heritage of our city.
Heritage lovers of the city can now let a sigh of relief knowing that B.PAC and other similar groups are working towards protecting our city’s collective memory. We also request all Bengalureans to join us in this initiative.