St Aloysius College Students Clean the Filthy Water Fountains at LHH Tagore Park
Mangaluru : Tagore Park, Light House Hill road is a place that encapsulates Mangalore’s days gone past .Built in the 18th century by Tipu Sultan and Hyder Ali to position their defenses in the city ,it is part of the city’s rich heritage.
The current state of the park however, draws concern. Maintenance effort at the park is close to negligible .What you see today is nothing more than broken benches ,untrimmed garden ,dirty sculptures, creatures and fountains filled with leaves and filth- and stagnant water giving scope for breeding of mosquitoes.
In a bid to make a small change, on 6 July, 13 students along with three staff of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), joining hands with Centre for Social Concern of SAC, who study in the vicinity, took up the task of reviving Tagore Park bit by bit. The cleanliness drive inspired by the Sahaaya (Social Service Initiative) encourages students to take up social issues that concern society today.
The students of St Aloysius college from the Business Administration Department took up their brooms and buckets, got their hands dirty, to spruce up the park back to life .The students were accompanied by Faculty members – Ms Vinola Sequeira, Ms Charithra Shetty and Ms Gopika