Mangaluru: 23rd Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan sponsored by MRPL was carried out by Ramakrishna Mission in Shivbagh and Kadri Market area on 18 October 2015 from 7:30 to 10:30 am. Aniruddh Nayak, Manager and Dr Satish Rao, Psychiatrist flagged off the drive in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji and Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC.
More than 100 volunteers, devotees and well-wishers of the Ramakrishna Mission, NSS students and Red Cross members and Students from Govt First Grade College, Car Street, Members of Nividta Balaga, Mangalore participated in the drive. The bus stand at Shivabagh in Kadri used by hundreds of people did not have seating arrangement, thus posing problems mainly to old and women. Volunteers of Swacch Mangaluru cleaned the bus stand, erected few cement seats and painted the bus shelter thus giving a face lift through renovation.
Heaps of garbage that was discarded and had piled up near Kadri market area was cleaned- Volunteers under the leadership of K V Sathyanarayana collected two tippers full of garbage with the help of JCB and disposed it. Two more bus shelters in the Kadri market area were thoroughly cleaned of the garbage and heaps of stones and mud, and painted giving it a new look.
Some direction boards too which were too old to serve the purpose were repainted and given a new look thus helping the public. Volunteers also distributed the Swacch Mangaluru Awareness pamphlets among the residents and public of the Kadri Mallikatta and Shivabagh area.
Mahesh KB, Ramkumar Bekal, Vittaldas Prabhu, Dilraj Alva, Umanath Kotekar, Suresh Shetty, Jayakrishna, Dr Meenakshi and other eminent people participated in the drive. The 23rd Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan was sponsored by MRPL.