Mangaluru: Ramakrishna Mission and MRPL carry out 23rd Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan

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.

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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.

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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.

5 Comments

  1. May imaginary God bless them for doing such a wonderful job. These volunteers are doing what our elected representatives have failed to do!! Looking at how mangaluru folks have continued with their bad habit of littering, I am not too optimistic about future. It’s really sad to see how these places in the heart of our city look like some place in reomte Africa!!! Oh well…

    • … I am not too optimistic about future. – Rampa

      Dear Rampa,

      Never the worry.

      Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.

      Praying for your good health – ALWAYS.. on bended KNEES most of the days when I can.

      God (Imaginary, of course!) bless you and keep you simple-minded as you always were and are.

      Best Wishes

      Praveena ‘Pinto’, the Mrs, Children, grandchildren, Bai, Mai, Abbu, Akku, Doddappa Cyril Pinto, DoddaNNA, Israel’ANNA, RSS’akka et al. 🙂

      • Praveen,

        The other day you said your name is Praveen D’Sa or D’Cunha and now it becomes Praveena Pinto. It appears you are a mafia don’s side-kick and have many aliases to confuse the police. I better keep a safe distance from you or the police will chew my …..

        • The other day you said your name is Praveen D’Sa or D’Cunha and now it becomes Praveena Pinto – Nelson

          Arre Nellu…. haven’t you noticed the ‘Pinto’ after “Praveen”? What do the single quotes stand for?

          And if you have read a tad, you know it is none other than some unknown confused Bajrangi called “original” who is in suspended animation (on account that – he is neither here NOR there) who calls me that! Who am I to break his bubble? 🙂 His happiness matters whole lot to me. Ya Ya…. I’m very selfish. I need him to be at his best and come up with MORE jokes. Sige pare? 😉

          Man.. I thought you had published your book sometime back and you fail to notice the ‘pinto’? Eeewww… Good going! 🙂

          • Mr. Praveen Pinto,

            I believe you were in Saudi Arabia? In which place in that hell, sorry for the bhool, I mean Saudi Arabia, you were put up? How was your experience.

            In the recent past I have read three books, namely Tinderbox by M.J. Akbar, A Land of Invisible Women by Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed and Amen: An Autobiography of a Nun by Sister Jesme, an ex-Carmelite nun. You should read the last book first to realise and appreciate the difficulties faced by junior nuns, the discrimination and the politics. I do not say that all nuns are bad, but some could be rotten apples, like our netas. Many priests and nuns are doing a noble job and they are instrumental in setting up and running the best schools, colleges, hospitals, etc. That is why, contrary to what fanatical elements say, non-Catholics do not admit their children in free schools, religious or municipal schools, but want to be admitted in Catholic schools and colleges.

            However, read this book.

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