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RK Mission to re-open ’Arise Awake Park’ in the city

RK Mission to re-open ’Arise Awake Park’ in the city


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Mar 23, 2018 : Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan is now in phase 4, and has successfully completed, 20 weeks of  40 in the current phase. On this occasion it set to inaugurate the renovated park on Jail Road, beside Pawan building in Karangalpady. Along with cleanliness drive beautification and repair of civic amenities under the Abhiyan programme.


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The park in front of Pawan Apartment in Karnagalpady was in ruins for the past few years due to neglect and poor maintenance. It had turned into den of illegal activities and anti-social elements.  Local citizens had sought the support of many private and govt. agencies for its repair and renovation. Last year the local citizens along with the local corporator approached Ramakrishna  Mission and requested to renovate the park under its Swacchata Abhiyan. Ramakrishna Mission  had assured them that if they can NOC from the Mangalore City Corporation and the previous
NGO which was maintaining the park, it will take up the task. After getting the NOC, Ashrama has  started the renovation work.


ARISE AWAKE PARK: The renovated park has been named Arise Awake, taken from the famous quote of Swami Vivekananda. Special features of the renovated park include 220 feet long  Acupressure track done using round pebbles. Water fountain with LED, Seating arrangements, garden, grass lawn and lighting arrangements are added attractions. The concrete letters “Arise Awake” on the compound walls of the park attract one and all. Around the park, a small footpath has been made. Small area lying beside the park has been converted into parking lot using interlock tiles for the public using the park. MRPL has sponsored the renovation work. MCC  has sponsored the Interlock tiles and footpath. Localites too have joined in this noble cause. 

Acupressure walking track: Path made of pebbles. Walking bare foot on this path will help in activating the nerves and veins and blood movement. This is also a type of exercise suggested by doctors. With the aim of introducing this in Mangalore the concept is planned.


Inaugural Programme: This renovated park will be inaugurated on Sunday, 25 th March at 7.30 am. Swami Jitakamanandaji, Adhyaksha, Ramakrishna Math, Mangalore will be present. Sri  Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum, Govt. of India, Sri J R Lobo, MLA, Mangaluru,  Sri Bhaskar K, Mayor, MCC, Sri Kumar, MD, MRPL, Captain Ganesh Karnik, MLC, Sri Rajaneesh, Former mayor, Sri Prakash B Salian, Councillor, MCC will be participating in the inaugural programme. This programme will be followed by 21 st week’s cleanliness drive in  Karanglapdy area.Note :  In case Election modal code of conduct is declared in the interim, the programme will be postponed to a later date.  


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