Mangaluru, June 04, 2018: Week 34 ’Shramadan’ of Ramakrishna Mission Swachata Abhiyan, saw Kodialbail area cleaned and spruced up, on June 3, Sunday. It was flagged off by Dr G S Mariguddi, Famous writer from Belagavi and Ms Sharada D R, Social Activist and ITBT employee, Bangalore. Swami JItakamanandaji, Famous magician Sri Kudroli Ganesh, pravin Shetty, Srikanth Rao, Satyavathi Shetty, Sheelamani Rai, Indira, Prof. Sheshappa Amin and many others were present.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Mariguddi said, “After honorable PM Modi gave call for Swacchata Abhiyan, several institutions and groups took up the drives. But they did not continue and could not sustain. Uniqueness of Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru lies in its consistent and continuous efforts in carrying out the drives. Along with this they have maintained the same zeal and intensity as in the beginning, which makes the Mangalore experiment unique and has become a model for the whole nation to emulate. I congratulate Mangalore citizens for this on behalf of writers of North Karnataka”
Shramadan: After flagging off, volunteers cleaned the area from Canara First Grade College till M G Road. They also removed the over grown weeds from both sides of the roads, footpaths and so on. Another group cleaned the area from M G Road till SDM college. Members of Sri Sharada Mahila Vrinda along with Smt Chitra Prabhu cleaned both sides of the road from Jail Road to Karangalpady. Volunteers also cleared the drains and footpaths so that rain water can easily pass through. They also removed heaps of garbage from a corner in C G Kamath Road. The spot has been decorated with flower pots to prevent the public from littering again. Members of Nivedita Balaga under Smt. Rathna Alva, Smt. Vijayalakshm and Sheela Shetty cleaned the area from Jail Road till M G Road including the area in front of Ibrose Apartments, parking lots and footpaths, drains in the region.
Beautification of Compound Walls: Several compound walls in the city have been used for pasting posters thus ruining the beauty of the city. Volunteers of Swacch Mangaluru ABhiyan have removed such posters from several compound walls and have given a facelift by artistic drawings & paintings. For the last one-week compound walls in M G Road, Canara College have been adorned with paintings and trendy art crafts by the volunteers in an effort to create social awareness among the public and onlookers in society. Vikram Shetty & Shailesh Kotian of Aditattwa Arts and other members of the group are busy in giving them a make-over.
Removal of Banners and posters: Forming 2 teams of volunteers several illegal posters and banners were removed today from various parts of the city as every week. Himmat Singh, Sheela Bhat, Suguna Rai, Kishan Rai, K V Prasad, Indira Pai, Kavitha Pai, Vijaya Shetty Ravi k R and other volunteers actively participated in the Abhiyan. Sri Umanath Kotekar Sri Dilraj Alva coordinated the volunteers. All the volunteers were provided tiffin after the Abhiyan. MRPL , Nitte Institutions are sponsoring the drive.
Contact – Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan at 9448353162 for more details.