Spark the Rise, your vote counts!

PNLIT, is a not-for profit charitable trust that Usha, Prasanna, OPR and I started in Bangalore in June 2010. The trust is registered under the Indian Trust Act and we have already received Income Tax 80G exemption for donors. We presently maintain a 13-acre lake called Puttenahalli Lake, in JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore.

Our project “PNLIT – nurturing Puttenahalli Lake back to its pristine glory” has been cleared as an entry in Mahindra Spark the Rise (Round 4) – a programme that recognises ‘sparks’ and gives them a chance to win grants.

What is Spark the Rise?

“You have the passion. You have the ideas. You thrive on innovation. And you know what it takes to fulfill the real needs that’ll improve the life of Indians. So what’s stopping you? Time to take action. Time to Spark the Rise.”   

People can vote, follow and support projects during the month long round. Mahindra is awarding 8 grants (Rs 4 lakh each) this month – 5 by popular vote and 3 by jury selection. The top two teams voted each month make it to a grand finale where there are 4 grand prizes (3 of Rs 20 lakh each and one of Rs 40 lakh).
We are the first citizens’ group in Bangalore, India, to initiate restoration of a lake and then to formally maintain it. We have managed so far on voluntary donations from individual well wishers. A win in this innovative competition means a great deal to us and to the many people in the city who are trying to emulate our example and save a lake in their neighbourhood.  It would change things for PNLIT and our effort at nurturing Puttenahalli Lake.


We need your vote to help win this much needed financial support.

All you need to do is vote and pass the link to others to vote! Every vote counts.

Voting period 1-31 Dec 2011

Please check out our project  here.

You will need to register with your email address before you can login. Alternately, you can login with Facebook. Do please vote for us. Do please spread the word to garner more support for us. Don’t think that you will not make a difference because you will.

Thank you for helping us be the next spark!

One thought on “Spark the Rise, your vote counts!

  1. Abhik Sengupta April 5, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    Kudos to you for this noble effort and wish you all the best in winning the grants!


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