Mangaluru, Aug 26, 2019: Shramadan was carried out in Kavoor area on August 25, Sunday. The shramadan was jointly flagged off in front of BGS Institutions by Lecturer of GFGC, Kavoor Sri Manoj Louis, and Rekha S N. On this occasion, Sri Ranjan Bellarpady, Incharge of Kavoor GFGC Red Cross Unit Mohini H K, Sujith Bhandary, Gurudatta Shenoy, Swapnil Chowta, Sharan, Dhanush D B, Pravin Shetty and many volunteers present.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Manoj Louis said, “All need to contribute if we want to realise the dream of Swacch Bharath. Each one has to dedicate some time from his schedule for this task. I congratulate each and every dedicated member and volunteer of Ramakrishna Mission Swacch Mangaluru team for working towards this. I am proud to be a part of this today.” Lecturer N S Rekha stated that the
city can improve and develop with focus on cleanliness. Mangalore is designated as a prospective smart city, hence our responsibility as its citizens is more in contributing towards its cleanliness. Ramakrishna Mission has done well with sustained efforts in this regard.
Cleanliness: After the flagging off, Volunteers were divided into four teams. Sudhakar Kavoor led a group of volunteers in removing heaps of garbage on the road leading towards Kavoor junction. The surrounding area was levelled. Umanath Kotekar, Sachin Kavoor led another team of volunteers who cleared a dump spot on the road leading towards Kuloor from Gandhinagar. Weeds, overgrown grass
was also cut and using JCB, the spot was levelled. At both the spots decorative flower plants were placed to dissuade the public from littering further. Third team of volunteers led by Harish Prabhu and Kodange Balakrishna Naik cleaned the Gandhinagar Bus Stand and repainted it. Mahesh D, General Manager, Mangaluru Smart City led the students from GFGC, Kavoor cleaned both the roadsides of
BGS School. Students of A J Institute of Technology under P N Bhat visited several households in the locality and carried out awareness drive urging them to keep the area clean. Punith Poojary and students of SVS College cleaned the compound walls of Wenlock Hospital where art work was done last year on the theme Swacch Bharath. Sudhir Vamanjoor & others cleaned the Yekkur Bus Shelter painted the seats beautifying the spot. MRPL is sponsoring these drives.
Visit to Pacchanady: About 30 volunteers of Ramakrishna Mission Swacch Mangaluru team visited the Pacchanady Dumping yard and solid waste management equipment to study the ground reality. They tried to understand the gravity of the situation as presently the waste is flowing submerged parts of Mandara village levelling acres of lush green gardens and several houses. They also discussed several
measures to be taken to prevent repeating such blunders. Swami Ekagamyanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission accompanied the volunteers to the spot.