In the past, I have written about a few of the parks in Chennai like Amma Park in Saidapet, Ashok Nagar Park, Sivan Park KK Nagar, Panagal Park, Jeeva Park T.Nagar, Haddows Road Park and how they are now being maintained well and are enjoyable places to go for a walk. Being a Chennai’ite I was feeling proud and have boasted about the bigger parks like Anna Nagar Tower Park and Chetpet Eco Park too in this blog.
Today, while visiting a relative in Bangalore, for an evening stroll, I went to a nearby public park. It was the Sir Visvesvarayya park at HAL 3rd Stage, New Thipasandra, Bengaluru. The Chennai’ite in me got humbled – though it was a community park, the maintenance and the cleanliness impressed me.
The park was sufficiently big, had a good green cover, and a surprisingly large number of benches for people to sit.
The park has been renewed in the honour of legendary Sir M.Vishweshwaraiah who was India’s chief civil engineer, scholar, statesman, and the 19th Diwan of Mysore. He received India’s highest honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1955. 15th September every year is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India. There is a statue in his honour in the centre of the park.
Well done, Bangalore. Keep it up!