Mangaluru: The second Phase of Swacch Mangaluru by Ramakrishna Mission was inaugurated by Swami Muktidanandaji, Trustee, Ramakrishna Math and Mission and Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashrama, Mysore in a function held at Karangalpady, Mangalore on 4th October 2015 at 7.30 am. Kumar H, MD, MRPL flagged off the 21st Cleanliness Drive. Swami Veereshananda Saraswathi, President, Ramakrishna Vivekananda Ashrama, Tumakuru, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC, Mangalore, Manjunath Bhandari, Chairman, Sahyadri Group of Institutions, Dr. Jeevaraj Sorake, Prakash Salian, Premananda Shetty and other eminent men were present on the occasion. On this occasion Dilraj Alva submitted the 20 weeks’ Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan report and video presentation of the 20 weeks’ drives to MRPL.
Renovation of Auto Stand at Karangalpady:
On this occasion, Auto stand at Karangalpady was renovated, cleaned and beautified with new roof and stand of corrugated sheets. It has also boards containing the messages of awareness on Swacch Mangaluru. This renovated auto stand was inaugurated by cutting ribbon by Kumar, MD, MRPL.
Renovation of pedestal around peepal tree:
The existing pedestal around the big peepal tree at Karangalpady was dilapidated and pedestrians always were ashamed of the pathetic condition of the place. Volunteers of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan noticed this and since 3-4 days started repairing and renovating the pedestal and today the work was completed which was lauded by one and all of the locality.
About 400 volunteers:
About 400 volunteers, devotees and well-wishers of the Ashram took part in the 21st Drive. The volunteers were from different institutes like Sahyadri Engineering College, Govt. First Grade College, Car street, employees of MRPL etc. these were constituted into 8 groups who took up the cleaning work.
Seminar on Swacch Bharath:
This programme was followed by a seminar on Swacch Bharath from 10 am to 2 pm. It was inaugurated by Swami Muktidanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Ashram, Mysore. Kumar H, MD, MRPL, Mangaluru was the chief Guest. Swami Veereshananda Saraswathi, Prof. Nandan Prabhu and Prof. Raghotham Rao interacted with the delegates on various dimensions of Swacch Bharath.