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40 Weeks’ Swacchata Abhiyan by RKM Reaches 6th Week

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40 Weeks’ Swacchata Abhiyan by RKM Reaches 6th Week

Mangaluru: The 6th week’s drive of Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan was flagged off on 10 December 2017 at 7.30 am by Vinayraj, MCC Corporator and Sunil Shetty, President of Jeppu Bunts’ Association in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji at Jyoti Circle and Balmatta Main Road. Vinayraj addressed the gathering and appreciated the initiative. Dr Rajendra Prasad, Shivakumar and several others were present on the occasion and joined the Swamiji with broom to clean the area. More than 200 volunteers actively participated in the drive.

Cleanliness Drive: All the 200 volunteers were divided into 6 groups. Members of Jeppu Bunts’ Association cleaned the area from KMC hospital to Collectors Gate along with the footpaths & road dividers. Students of St. Aloysius College under the guidance of Lecturer Premalatha Shetty cleaned both sides of the road from Jyoti circle to Light House hill. Vittaldas Prabhu and Shubhoday Alva led a group of volunteers each in cleaning the roads leading from Jyoti Circle to Hampankatta area along with the adjoining places. Big heaps of sand in the Balmatta road were removed with the help of JCB and the place was levelled creating space for parking of vehicles. More than 3 tippers of sand, stones and dirt were cleared from the location.

Beautification: A triangular area near Jyoti circle was filled up with filth & dirt. Members of Hindu Warriors removed this heap and have done a minor repair of the road. The steps used by the pedestrians were worn out and needed repair. Using labourers, these steps have been repaired. Sri BHV Prasad, GGM of MRPL actively volunteered in this drive. Another group of volunteers painted the bus shelter and the railings by the side of the road. Sri Sujith Pratap and others cleaned the footpath and the bus shelter in the Jyoti area and painted the railings giving them a face lift.

Awareness Drive: A team of volunteers visited shops and urged the shopkeepers to keep their surroundings clean. While the cleanliness drive was on, a person threw garbage in the cleaned area and the volunteers got the place cleaned by him. More than 200 illegal flex banners & buntings were removed from the light poles in the road dividers. Sri Souraj led the group of volunteers. Students of St. Aloysius college visited nearly 200 households in the area and distributed awareness literature and urged them to keep their surroundings clean.

Drive went on from 7.30 am till 10 am. Nearly 20 members of Yuvashakti Yuvaka Sangha of Kayarthadka village participated in the drive. All the volunteers were provided tiffin in the premises of Balmatta Women’s College. Sri Dilraj Alva & Sri Umanath Kotekar coordinated the 6th week’s cleanliness drive.

Swacch Puttur Phase 2: Second phase of Swacch Puttur, guided by Ramakrishna Mission, was flagged off by Town municipal member Sri Rajesh Bannur & Sri Pulu Ishwara Bhat. Smt. Johar Nissar & many others were present. Sri Krishna Upadhyaya welcomed the gathering. Sri Shyam Sudarshan Bhat & G Krishna coordinated the programme. Cleanliness drive was carried out in mini Vidhana Soudha area.

Contact – Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan at 9448353162 for more details.


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  1. Whilst most Volunteer Organizations and Volunteers
    are giving their quality time for a good cause for
    keeping their town or areas clean and tidy, the
    government has raised a loan from the World Bank
    in millions of Dollars for this purpose. Question is why
    the loan and to whom is the money being given to.

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