Mangaluru, May 04, 2015: Ramakrishna Mission carried out Swachh Mangaluru for Swachh Bharath - cleanliness drive on the 14th consecutive Sunday at Nandigudda here. Katyayini, president of BJP Mahila Morcha and Nakre Surendra Shetty, in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji of Ramakrishna Mangaluru inaugurated the drive in the presence of Ganesh Karnik, MLC, NSS coordinator Vineetha Rai, social activist Suresh Shetty and other dignataries.
Students of Ramakrishna Mission Balakashrama, devotees and well-wishers of the mission took active part in the drive along with pourakarmikas of Mangaluru City Corporation. The drive began at Koti Chanayya Circle and from there proceeded towards Marnamikatta through Nandigudda and Shantinagar bus stands. Students of the Mission, under the leadership of swamiji and MLC Karnik cleared the garbage strewn.
Handbills were distributed to residents and public. Ramakrishna Mission is also renovating and improving basic public amenities under this drive. As part of this initiative, the volunteers washed and cleaned Nandigudda and Shantinagar bus shelters and painted them. The crumbling platform near the peepal tree there was repaired and renovated improving the look of the place. MRPL, principal patron of this initiative supported this drive.
This is a part of the 40 weeks cleanliness drive organized by the Ramakrishna Mission and initiated on the February 1, Atmarupachaitanya, coordinator said.
The projest by the mission volunteers to clean the area in and around the city corporation’s main office at Lalbagh last week had echoed in the monthly meeting of the council on April 28 with corporators of all groups taking to task officials for their neglect in keeping the corporation office neat.