Mangaluru: 37th Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan was carried out by Ramakrishna Mission in the Lady Goshcen Hospital and Rao and Rao Circle area on January 31, from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. Swami Shivapremanandaji, Ramakrishna Math, Kolkata, Mangalore and Dr Savitha, B S, Medical Director, Lady Goshen Hospital, Mangaluru flagged off the 37th drive in the presence of MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik.
Prof Mahesh K B, volunteers from Nivedita Balaga, Students of First Grade College, Car Street, Members of Kalki Bhagavan Amma under Ganesh and Jagadish, Members of Hindu Warriors, Whatsapp Group, Prof Sheshappa Amin, K V Satyanarayana, Sujith Pratap, M R Vasudev, Suresh Shetty, Dilraj Alva and several other eminent persons were present. About 150 volunteers participated in the Abhiyan.
One group of volunteers cleaned the premises of Lady Goshen Hospital and its surroundings. Second group renovated the Rao and Rao Circle. Third group of volunteers cleaned the Bus shelter in front of Lady Goshen Hospital and both the sides of the road leading to Rao and Rao Circle.
Volunteers under Shubhoday Alva cleaned the whole premises of Lady Goshen Hospital including each nook and corner. They could clear out a tipper load of garbage from the hospital premises. The posters stuck to the front gate and walls of the hospital were removed. After washing, volunteers painted the gate and walls giving much needed face lift.
Thousands of pedestrians and commuters used to painfully witness the hopeless state of Rao and Rao circle. Volunteers of Hindu Warriors Whatsapp Group under the guidance of Dilraj Alva cleaned the circle and painted it. The circle now is wearing a fresh new look.
Two bus shelters opposite Lady Goshen hospital had virtually turned into garbage bins. Volunteers under Shwetha, cleaned the garbage, removed the posters stuck to the walls and washed the bus shelters.
Part of main road near Service Bus stand was filled with construction debris and was obstructing the smooth transit of vehicles. The debris was removed by the volunteers.
Volunteers also distributed handbills on Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan to generate awareness among the locals in the area.
MRPL, Principal Patron of the event sponsored the drive.