RKM’s Swacchata Abhiyan held in Bunder Area
Mangaluru: 8th Shramadan of 5th phase of Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan was carried out in the Bunder area from 7.30 am to 10.30 am on 27th January 2019. The Shramadan was flagged off at Azizuddin Road at 7.30 am by local councillor Rameeza Nasir and Harish Achar, D K Dist. Cooperative Union.
Speaking on the occasion, Rameeza Nasir said, “Everyone should maintain cleanliness. Ramakrishna Mission has been successful in instilling in the minds of people awareness about cleanliness through this Abhiyan for the last 4 years. We wish to see it carried on and we shall extend all possible cooperation from our end.” Sri Harish Achar said, “It is significant to note the development of the Abhiyan by Ramakrishna Mission and how it has influenced people of this region. Along with Shramadan, Mission is also conducting awareness campaigns which are admirable. We shall join hands with the Mission.” Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener of Swacchata Abhiyan, Nazeer Yadgar, Vijayendra Chilimbi, Imtiyaz Sheikh, Surendra Kudva, Srikanth Rao, Kodange Balakrishna Naik and many others were present on the occasion.
Cleanliness was carried out in Azizuddin Road, Kandathapalli Jumma Masjid, Car street. Five heaps of garbage were spotted. Since days together, heaps and loads of garbage used to accumulate and was ruining the beauty of the city and the stench was a nuisance to passers-by. Today all of them were removed and cleaned. The first spot was cleaned by Preetham Mugil & others by using JCB and tippers by removing big stones & slabs. Another spot at Azizuddin crossroad was cleaned by Shishir Amin, Avinash Anchan & other volunteers by removing plastic papers etc. The third spot in Bunder area was cleaned by Kamalaksha Pai, Ramkumar Bekal and others. With the help of the local councillor two more spots were thoroughly cleaned. Female volunteers swept clean the roadsides, footpaths etc. The black spots that were cleaned were converted into green spots by placing flower pots. Care will also be taken to see that these spots will be maintained clean in future too.
The Students of Karnataka Polytechnic took up cleanliness work on Udupi Highway. Principal Major Vijay Kumar & Santosh Kumar flagged off the drive. Rajendra Subramanya, Mahagunda & Gautham coordinated the drive.
Six Swacch Soch Seminars were held in connection with Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan in 6 different colleges. The seminar consisted of Talks, interaction and demonstration. Prof. Rajamohan Rao, Gopinath Rao & Dr Nivedita were resource persons. These seminars were held in University College, Hampankatta, Ramakrishna Degree College, Srinivasa Degree College, Govt. ITI College, University PG division, Srinivasa Physiotherapy Colleges. Ranjan Bellarpady, Chief coordinator of Swacch Soch Abhiyan coordinated these seminar programmes.
Swacch Gram Abhiyan was carried out in 40 villages of Dakshina Kannada & Udupi Districts in association with Zilla Panchayat. Aranthodu, Kalanja, Volamogaru, Bettampady, Aladangadi, Arji, Nallur, Sanoor, Durga, Mala, Mudradi, Kayarthdaka and other village Gram Panchayats carried out the Abhiyan.
With the cooperation of Gram Panchayat, Shramadan was carried out in Aivarnadu. Shramadan was carried out from the main town till Sri Panchalingeshwar Temple. More than 300 volunteers participated in the Shramadan. U D Shekhar, Village PDO coordinated the Shramadan. MRPL is sponsoring all these drives.
Swami Chidambarananda (Chief Convener)
Swami Ekagamyananda, convener
Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan
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