Mangalore Seniors lend Helping hand for Ramakrishna Mission’s Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan
Mangaluru: Second week of 9 cleanliness drives of the 400 Abhiyans being organised by Ramakrishna Mission, took off on Sunday, the 16th October at 9 different locations in the city. About 700 volunteers took an active part in these drives.
Kodialbail – Members of Prerana Team under the leadership of Sadananda Upadhyaya took up the cleanliness drive near PVS Circle. Swami Purnakamanandaji and Swami Jitakamanandaji of Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore jointly flagged off the 11th drive. Different teams like Ragataranga, Lions Club Metro Gold and members of Leo club joined the drive.
Bejai – Members of Mangalore Senior Citizen club, “Mangalore Seniors” carried out the cleanliness drive in and around the KSRTC Bus stand. Swami Purnakamanandaji of Ramakrishna Math and Nagesh, Secretary, Senior Citizens Forum jointly flagged off the 12th drive. Swamiji opined that the zeal of the senior citizens will inspire the youngsters of today.
Kottara Chowki – The members of group “Kumara Gym Friends” under the leadership of Kiran Kumar cleaned the over bridge and surroundings of Kottara Chowki. Capt. Ganesh Karnik and Br Shivakumar of Ramakrishna Math flagged off the 13th drive. A JCB and tipper were used to clear the construction debris.
Nanthur – The members of “Havyaka Mahasabha” cleaned the Nanthur-Padua region. Swami Jitakamanandaji inaugurated the 14th drive. Cleanliness was carried on for 2 hours. Dr Rajendraprasad, G K Seraje, Venugopal, Ramachandra Bhat and others participated in the drive.
Kankanady – The students of Sahyadri Engineering College carried on the 15th drive in Kankanady area under the guidance of Sheshappa Amin. Swami Dharmavratanandaji and Umashankar, Dean of Sahyadri Engg. College flagged off the drive.
Garodi – “Swacch Garodi for Swacch Mangalore” group formed to create awareness among the public took up the cleanliness drives in Garodi area. J R Lobo and Asha D’Silva, Corporator, MCC flagged off the 16th drive near Garodi. Swami Ekagamyanandaji of Ramakrishna Math was present. Members of Team Garodi, Googly Cricketers, Nagori, Garodi Multi Gym, Billava Seva Samiti actively participated in the drive.
Padil – Swami Ekagamyanandaji and Vasudev Kottari jointly flagged off the 17th cleanliness drive in front of Mahadevi Bhajana mandir. About 75 volunteers under the leadership of Kodange Balakrishan Nayak carried out cleanliness work for about 3 hours.
Bendoorwell – Bhandary Foundation has helped the Swacch Mangalore Abhiyan immensely. Students of Sahyadri Engineering College under the leadership of Umanath Kotekar cleaned the road leading from Bendoor well circle to St Agnes College. Swami Dharmavratanandaji and Umashankar, Dean of Sahyadri Engg. College flagged off the 18th Drive. Shreelatha UA convened the drive.
Hampankatta – Auto drivers of Sri Krishna Bhavan Auto shelter dedicated their time and efforts to cleaning the Hampankatta Area under the able guidance of Dilraj Alva, Convener of the Abhiyan. JCB and Tippers were used to clear the heaps of garbage lying in the corners for years. Interlock tiles were re-laid in the footpath to help the pedestrians. Swami Chidambarananda flagged off the drive.