Mangaluru, Apr 02, 2018 : Swacchata Abhiyan’s 22 nd week’s Shramadan was carried out in Kulashekhar on April 1, Sunday. The drive was flagged off by Dr Rakesh Krishna, Professor, Nitte College of Physiotherapy and Japaanese citizen Masahiro Monoyi. Captain Ganesh Karnik, Prof. Satish Bhat,Nazeer Ahmed, Joseph Rodriguez, Himmat Singh and others were present on the occasion.
Cleanliness Drive: The drive began at Kulshekar junction. Volunteers in 4 groups. Students of Nitte College of Physiotherapy guided by Sowmya Srivatsa cleaned the area from Shaktinagar Cross to Bikarnakatte. Another team under Dr Purushottam cleaned the drains by
removing the garbage. Jayakrishna Bekal and party of volunteers cleaned inner roads and drains of Kulshekar Bus stand. Members of Hindu Warriors cleaned the road leading towards Shaktinagar. Sudhir Vamanjur and Ravi K R led the group of volunteers in removing the stone slabs lying in front of bus stop that disturb public movement. The slabs were properly laid on the footpath covering the drains benefiting the pedestrians.
Cleaning of Bus Shelter: Two bus stops regularly used by the commuters in Kulashekar – Shaktinagar cross were thoroughly cleaned by removing posters. The neglected bus shelters were cleaned and painted anew giving them a much deserved face lift by Sri Uday k P,
Anand Adyar and others.
Clearing the heaps of garbage: Several dumping places in the city are being developed as small parks by the volunteers of the Abhiyan in order the create awareness among the public. A spot in front of Inchar restaurant was used by the local pubic as dumping yard. Volunteers cleaned the spot with the help of JCB and the spot was levelled by covering with mud and the spot was made bright with flower pots giving it aesthetic touch. Sandip Kodikal, Mohammad Shameem and others actively participated in the work.
Awareness Campaign: Members of Nivedita Balaga along with Kodaneg Balakrishan Naik visited many houses on Kulshekar Main road distributing handbills on awareness. They also urged the local shop keepers, street vendors, hotels urging them to keep the area clean. They were also asked to coordinate with the waste management collection vehicles so that the waste is collected regularly. Ashok Subbaiah, Sujith Prathap, Imtiyaz Ahmed, Deepak Melanta, Arjun Joshi and many other olunteers participated in the drive. Sri Umanath Kotekar coordinated the drive. MRPL is sponsoring the drive.