Mangaluru, Jan 31, 2016: Ramakrishna Mission carried out the 37th Swachh Mangaluru Abhiyan in Lady Goshcen Hospital and Rao & Rao Circle area on the 31st January 2016 from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Swami Shivapremanandaji, Ramakrishna Math, Kolkata, and Dr Savitha, B S, medical director, Lady Goshen Hospital, Mangaluru flagged off the 37th drive in the presence of Ganesh Karnik, MLC.
Prof. Mahesh K B, volunteers from Nivedita Balaga, Students of Govt. First Grade College, Car Street, Members of Kalki Bhagavan Amma under Ganesh & Jagadish, Members of Hindu Warriors, Whatsapp Group, Prof. Sheshappa Amin, K V Sathyanarayana, Sri Sujith Pratap, Sri M R Vasudev, Sri Suresh Shetty, Sri Dilraj Alva and several other eminent persons were present. About 150 volunteers participated in the Abhiyan, Said a release.
One group of volunteers cleaned the premises of Lady Goshen Hospital and its surroundings. Second group renovated the Rao & Rao Circle. Third group of volunteers cleaned the Bus shelter in front of Lady Goshen Hospital and both the sides of road leading to Rao & Rao Circle.
Volunteers under Shubhoday Alva cleaned the whole premises of Lady Goshen Hospital including each nook and corner. They could clear out a tipper load of garbage from the hospital premises. The posters stuck to the front gate and walls of the hospital were removed. After washing, voluntees painted the gate and walls giving much needed face lift.
Thousands of pedestrians and commuters used to painfully witness the hopeless state of Rao & Rao circle. Volunteers of Hindu Warriors Whatsapp Group under the guidance of Dilraj Alva cleaned the circle and painted it. The circle is wearing a fresh new look.
Two bus shelters opposite Lady Goshen hospital had virtually turned into garbage bins. Volunteers under Miss Shwetha, cleaned the garbage, removed the posters stuck to the walls and washed the bus shelters.
Part of main road near Service Bus stand was filled with construction debris and was obstructing the smooth transit of vehicles. The debris have been removed by the volunteers
Volunteers also distributed handbills on Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan to generate awareness among the localites in the area.