Submitted by Kumuda on Sun, 2016-06-12 20:53 Bengaluru: Appalled by the decreasing green cover in the city, 500 residents of Ranka Colony near Bannerghatta decided to do their might. On Sunday, they planted over 100 saplings in an attempt to bring back the glory of “good old green Bengaluru.” Residents from all age groups came out enthusiastically and pledged to nurture the sapling they planted. In fact, this was not the first green initiative of the Ranka Colony road residents. They had even conducted Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the vicinity, earlier. On the occasion, colony’s children did a flash mob to attract the attention of the participants. K Narayana Raju, Bilekahalli ward Corporator and M Satish Reddy, MLA, Bommanahalli Constituency also took part in the initiative. They dug pits and ensured that the planting area for the drive was cleaned up from illegal waste and debris. “Good old Bengaluru had streets lined up with trees on either side, a pleasant and nostalgic memory from my childhood. I would certainly love to do anything that will ensure a greener future to my future generation,” said Bhavya, a resident. However, this should not end at mere planting of saplings, said Chetan Mahindra, another resident. “We will ensure that every sapling has its future. In fact, the residents here have taken up many initiatives for better earth. Many of them segregate waste and use biogas,” he added.