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    Take back a furry friend from Ajji Mane’s pet adoption drive to be held this weekend

    Bengaluru is gearing up for yet another heartwarming and fun flea market — Ajji Mane. To be held over the weekend at Cosmopolitan Club, Hennur, one of the most interesting segments of the event is the pet adoption program. Ajji Mane, which sticks to stalls with products made from recyclcled material, by hand, by NGOs or by women entrepreneurs, is hosting their first pet adoption drive. You can take home some of their rescues, whom they hope will get a chance at a better life.
    The Ajji Mane team comprises activists from different fields. Rescued from various places around the city, the little mutts are right now under the care of foster homes. The animals up for adoption are stray puppies, all of whom the people at Ajji Mane hope will find a home by the end of the weekend.

    All for a cause
    The city has been home to many flea markets, which have encouraged numerous new and upcoming artists. “This flea market started two years ago, although, we’ve only gained recognition over the past three months. This edition is going to be our biggest event,” says Jaikishan Janardhan, one of the members of the Ajji Mane team, adding that the team has received positive feedback after all their events so far. “People like our idea. With some good food, interesting stalls, great performances, a bunch of cool people, it’s really not that surprising,” he says.
    Apart from having a fun weekend, the idea behind this flea market is to do as much good as they can for the society, and that’s where initiatives like the pet adoption drive come in. “We handpick all our stalls. We try to keep products that are handmade from recycled material. If there is a noble cause behind it, we will support it,” assures Janardhan.
    In one of their previous editions, they held a clothes drive where people were encouraged to donate used clothes, which were collected and given to various NGOs. Since their motto is to avoid harming the environment, they follow the ‘No Plastic’ rule, and won’t be serving meat or animal products either. May 20-22. At Hennur. Details: 9742106397

    — Ayesha Siddiqua

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