Mangaluru, Aug 21, 2019: As part of the ‘Shramadan’ spearheaded by the Ramakrishna Mission through its Swacchata Abhiyan’s (5th phase), volunteers carried out a cleanliness drive at Dhakke-Bunder area. Mohan Bengre, President, Mangalore Fishermen’s Association inaugurated the drive.
Speaking on the occasion, Mohan Bengre said that surely cleanliness drive carried out selflessly by dedicated volunteers has been a success. People must cooperate with the volunteers. The Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan is a model for the whole nation. Dedicated and sustained effort by disciplined volunteers is the pride of Mangaluru. Awareness of cleanliness is lacking among tourists. They need to be orientated too.”
Roads cleaned : Volunteers cleaned different roads by clearing and removing heaps of garbage from Dhakke main entrance, Junction of Good-shed road and Bunder junction.
Drains were cleared to enable the smooth flow of rainwater. Volunteers also removed unauthorised banners and posters.
A group of volunteers visited shops and houses and created awareness on the spread of dengue, malaria and destruction of mosquito breeding sites.
Beautification : Two years ago, the compound walls of Hampankatta University College and Wenlock Hospital were painted with artworks. Walls were washed to remove the moss and dirt.
Demonstration of compost making using ‘pot method’ was held at St Rita Cascia Church at Morgan’s Gate.
Captain Ganesh Karnik, the mentor of the Abhiyan, gave an introductory talk on the significance of the Abhiyan and its major milestones.
Nallur Sachin Shetty gave the demonstration. Rev Herald Mascarenhas (Head of Cascia church) gave the benedictory address and urged the public to use this method and avoid household garbage to be dumped.