Mangaluru: The 32nd Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan was carried out by Ramakrishna Mission in Light House Hill area on the 27th December 2015 from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Swami Anupmanandaji, Head of Ramakrishna Mission, Tirupathi and M R Vasudeva, Former Director of Airport Authority of India, Mangalore flagged off the 30th drive in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji, President of Ramakrsihna Math, Mangalore.
Prof. Mahesh K B, delegates participating in the Youth Camp at Ramakrishna Math, volunteers from Nivedita Balaga under Rathna Alva & Sheela Shetty, Bharathi Bhat, K V Sathyanarayana, Sujith Pratap, Ramkumar Bekal, Suresh Shetty, Nikhil Shetty, Dilraj Alva and several other eminent persons were present. About 150 volunteers participated in the Abhiyan.
Volunteers cleaned the Light House Hill road under the guidance of Swamijis and Vasudev. Volunteers were divided into 6 groups to clean the areas from Hampankatta to Light House Hill Road, Circle in front of Jos Alukkas, Balmatta Roads and the road leading from Light House hill to Bavutagudde.
The roads and the road dividers were thoroughly cleaned of the garbage and weeds using grass cutting machine. Footpaths were also cleared off the debris and garbage, thus helping the pedestrians.
The circle in front of Jos Alukkas on the Light House Hill Road was converted into a dumping place due to years of neglect. Volunteers of the Abhiyan cleaned the circle and painted the pedestal of the circle giving it a new look.
The road dividers were also painted. Direction boards at Light House Hill Road, Hampankata Circle and Milagres Roads were cleaned and painted giving a much needed facelift.
The circle infront of St Agnes College, which was cleaned during the previous weeks, were painted with beautiful drawings by artists belonging to Isiri Art.
Volunteers also distributed handbills on Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan to generate awareness among the localites in the area.
MRPL, Principal Patron of the event, sponsored the drive.