Mangaluru: 30th Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan was carried out by Ramakrishna Mission in St Agnes – Mallikatta area on the 13th December 2015 from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Pradeep Kumar Kalkur, President, Dakshina Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Mangalore, and Padmanabha, Ex Corporator, MCC flagged off the 30th drive in the presence of Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC.
Group of Art of Living under Dr Shivaram and Sumana Kamath, Students from Govt. First Grade College under Prof. Mahesh K B, volunteers from Nivedita Balaga under Rathna Alva and Sheela Shetty, Students of Vivekananda Coaching Centre under the leadership of Vijayalakshmi actively participated in the Abhiyan.
K V Sathyanarayana, Dilraj Alva, Shubhoday Alva, Suresh Shetty, Umanath Kotekar, Ramkumar Bekal and Jayakrishna and several other eminent personalities participated in the Abhiyan.
Volunteers cleaned roads and footpaths near St Agnes. Road leading from Agnes to Mallikatta was also cleaned. Heaps of garbage lying in the premises of Central library in Mallikatta were cleared. Construction debris like sand and jelly which had covered the road thus obstructing the path disturbing the pedestrians were removed.
Abhiyan volunteers also cleaned two bus shelters, removed the posters etc. stuck on the walls, and painted the bus shelters thus giving a makeover beautifying the shelters. The railings of the shelter and the platform in the shelters used by public were cleaned and painted.
A circle in front of Vas bakery in the St Agnes area was dilapidated and ignored. It was an eye sore for the people using the road. The circle was cleaned off the weeds and debris of garbage and railings were re-laid using cement and concrete and were painted. A display board having an outline of Mahatma Gandhiji seen with a broom and cleaning the surroundings has been installed to motivate the onlookers along with the message for Swacch Mangaluru.
2-3 direction boards in the Bendoor church area were faded and were no longer serving the purpose. They were cleaned and repainted thus giving a makeover.
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.