Towards the end of October however, the plot was given a makeover and now functions as a dedicated court for kabbadi.
Anvaya Foundation, a collective of like-minded citizens of the area comprising of mostly IT professionals, worked to bring about a change after their pleas to authorities fell on deaf ears.
The group started work on 15 October and within 10 days they cleared the land of all the garbage with the help of local apartment dwellers.
On 28 October, the revamped ground was inaugurated and a kabbadi tournament was organised to mark their success. Teams from Mandya, Mysuru and even neighbouring Tamil Nadu were part of the 45 teams – with over 500 players – that took part in the event.
The icing on the cake was that one of the two local teams from Seegehalli won the tournament.