In the past, I have written about a few of the parks in Chennai like Amma Park in SaidapetAshok 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.

Impressive green cover for a community park
Impressive green cover for a community park
Good number of grown-up trees too
A good number of grown-up trees too
Venkatarangan at the Sir Visvesvarayya park, Bengaluru
Venkatarangan at the Sir Visvesvarayya park, Bengaluru
Nearly two dozen benches, all painted in bright colours, clean and in neat rows
Nearly two dozen benches, all painted in bright colours, clean and in neat rows
You even have meeting places with a roof on top
You even have meeting places with a roof on top

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.

Sir M.Vishweshwaraiah, Bharath Rathna recipient and a pre-eminent Engineer of India.
Sir M.Vishweshwaraiah, Bharath Rathna recipient and a pre-eminent Engineer of India.

Well done, Bangalore. Keep it up!

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