Udupi, Oct 08, 2015: The 84-year-old Vishwesha Tirtha Swami of Pejawar Mutt will ascend the “Paryaya Peetha” at the 800-year-old Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple for a historic fifth time on January 18, 2016. No seer of the “Ashta mutts” or eight mutts of Udupi has ascended the Paryaya Peetha more than four times since the biennial Paryaya system began in 1522. This occasion is indeed a land mark festive celebration in Udupi.
According to a media release issued here by the Paryaya reception committee on Oct 7, a large number of people from across the country were expected to participate in the Paryaya festival in Jan 2016. A taskforce titled “Swachh Udupi” will be formed to maintain cleanliness here during the Paryaya festival to be held on January 18.
As a result, there would be an increase in the daily volume of garbage. Therefore, the sub-committee on cleanliness for Paryaya would prepare an estimate detailing the expected quantity of garbage generation and the personnel and vehicles required to collect and ferry the same.
Although the Paryaya festival would last for a day, cultural and other related programmes would be held as part of the festival, which spread a few days before and after the festival, in which a large number of people would be participating.
With the cooperation of the Udupi City Municipal Council (CMC), the reception committee had decided to form a taskforce of volunteers, including the Swachh Bharat Mission volunteers and NSS workers. This taskforce would try to keep the city clean during the festival. Makeshift toilets would be set up at vital locations in the city. The committee would install boards and other signs regarding cleanliness. Some vehicles would go around the city, spreading awareness of cleanliness. The cleanliness drive would include systematic placing of footwear near the entrance of the Sri Krishna Mutt/Temple and Paryaya durbar venue.
Those interested in volunteering to be part of the team that would maintain cleanliness could contact the reception committee office at the Pejawar Mutt.
All decisions regarding maintenance of cleanliness were taken at a meeting of the sub-committee on Oct 6.