DCP Hanumantharaya Flags off RKM’s 10th Shramadan
Mangaluru: 10th Shramadan of 5th phase of Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan was carried out in the Service Bus Stand & surrounding areas from 7.30 am to 10.30 am on 10th February 2019. The Shramadan was flagged off at 7.30 am by Roshan Rocco, Secretary, Bharatiya Catholic Yuva Sanchalan & Gurudatta Shenoy, President of Paint Dealers Association. Mohan Kottari, Mahesh Kamath, Rajendra Shetty, Ramesh Shenoy, Sridhar Kamath, Imtiyaz Sheikh, Denzil, Sapna Neermarga & many others were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Umanath Kotekar, Coordinator of Swacchata Abhiyan said, “It is a positive development to see that Swacchata Abhiyan is not just sweeping an area clean but a noble cause to bring together different people with the same noble intention and acting in unison for the upliftment of the society. Bringing together these noble minds is a pre requisite for a noble society and Ramakrishna Mission leading such initiatives is noteworthy.”
Sri Hanumantharayappa, Deputy Police Commissioner, Mangalore City who participated as a chief Guest spoke, “It is significant to note that all people without the least discrimination of caste-creed or colour are participating in Swacchata Abhiyan. All should inculcate cleanliness in their households and then only we can dream of clean India.”
After flagging off, volunteers cleaned the Service Bus stand. About 50 members of Bharatiya Catholic Yuva Sanchalan under Adlin Jyothsna cleaned the areas where passengers sit & wait for the buses. Members of Nivedita Balaga & Sharada Mahila Vrinda cleaned the outer premises of the service bus stand. Members of Paint Dealers Association cleaned the market & surrounding areas near the bus stand. Large heap of garbage lying on the road leading towards Rao & Rao Circle was removed and cleared. Building debris lying in a corner of the service bus stand were removed using JCB by Dinesh Karkera & other volunteers. Suresh Shetty & other volunteers visited the street vendors selling fish and urged them to keep the area clean.
Several special works were carried out in the 10th drive along with cleanliness drive. Pillars in the area where passengers sit were cleaned and were painted by 12 expert painters using 50 litres of paint. Some of the seats there were in very bad shape and passengers were facing difficulty. Several newly designed seats were erected in the place for passengers by Uday K P, Preetham Mugil & others. Old seats were painted thus given facelift by members of Paint Dealers Association. Sowarj Mangalore & Others cleaned the spot illegally used as urinals by passers-by by using water tanker. Members of Hindu Warriors, Bharatiya Catholic Yuva Sanchalan, Paint Dealers Association, Nivedita Balaga, Sharada Mahila Vrinda & some other groups were present and joined hands.
Volunteers of Ramakrishna Mission Swacch Puttur team carried out cleanliness drive in front of Mottethadka Fire station & premises of Kemminje Govt. Primary School. Umesh D K & Subrahmanya Shastri were guests of honour and spoke on the occasion. Ganesh Acharya, Chandrashekar Bhat, Sandeep Lobo, M G Nayak, Seetharamacharya & many others actively participated in the cleanliness drive. G Krisha coordinated the cleanliness drive. MRPL is sponsoring these drives.
We have attached several snaps of these drives. We request you to publish the report and thus participate in “Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan” making it more effective and successful.
Swami Chidambarananda, Chief Convener
Swami Ekagamyananda, convener
Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan
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