Mangaluru: Ramakrishna Mission carried out Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharath – cleanliness drive on 20th consecutive Sunday on the 14th June at Mangaladevi Temple and nearby places in Mangalore. The drive was inaugurated by Sri Ramanath Hegde, Mangaladevi temple President and Sri Sharat Chandra, DGM, Sriram Transport Finance, Mangalore in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji and Capt. Ganesh Karnik in front of Mangaladevi Temple. K V Sathyanarayana, Harish Achar, Shobhoday Alva, Satish Bhat, Vijayalakshmi, Rathna Alva, Mani Rai, Bharathi Bhat and several other eminent men were present during the occasion.
Employees of Sriram Transport Finance Ltd., Members of Yuva Brigade, other devotees, volunteers and well-wishers of the Ashrama took an active part in the drive.
Employees of Sriram Transport Finance under the leadership of K V Sathyanaraya cleaned the road in front of Mangaladevi Temple. Temple premises was also cleaned thoroughly. Tons of garbage heaped in a corner of the temple was meticulously cleaned thanks to untiring efforts of the volunteers.
The footpath was littered with dirt and logs of fallen trees which was cleared facilitating for public usage.
Several direction and sign boards which were not serving the purpose were cleaned and repainted giving directions etc.
Handbills on awareness were distributed by our volunteers among the public in the locality. MRPL, principal patron sponsored this week’s initiative.
Ramakrishna Mission has decided to give the Abhiyan a break of about 8 weeks due the onset of monsoon and heavy rains. During this time the Ashrama will focus more on conducting competitions for school and college students thus creating an awareness among the younger generation about Swacch Bharath.
This is a part of the 40 weeks Cleanliness Drive being organized by the Ramakrishna Mission and initiated on the 1st February.