Mangaluru, Jan 15, 2018: Week 11 of 40 planned cleanliness drives of the Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan was a big success on Sunday, January 14, 2018 near PVS Circle in Kodialbail area.
It was flagged off by Sri Ramesh Rao, Secretary of Mangalore Seniors Association; Sri B Ganapathi Bhat of Besant College to the accompaniment of prayers. Swami Jitakamanandaji, Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Br Shivakumar, Sri Subraya Nayak and nearly 200 active volunteers participated in the cleanliness drive.
Cleanliness: NSS students of Beasnt College under the guidance of Andrw Rodrigues and Prof Amitha cleaned the roads and roadsides from PVS circle to Karangalpady with brooms. Another group under Chetana Katiyar cleaned the roadside drains. Members of Nivedita Balaga under Smt. Usha Dinakar & Smt. Vasanthi Nayak helped in loading the accumulated garbage into tippers. Young students of KPT cleaned the compound walls and surrounding areas off the weeds and overgrown grass.
Painting Bus Shelter: Bus Shelter in Kodialbail was neglected and public were hesitant to use it due to poor maintenance. Realizing this, volunteers of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan cleaned the shelter of all posters and advertisements and cleaned the roof of the shelter with water and painted the shelter giving a face lift. Ms. Rajeshwari Kodikal, Sri Sudhir Kokradi and members of Hindu Warriors put in their dedicated efforts for more than 2 hours.
Repairing footpath: Footpath in front of Social Welfare department office was dilapidated and there was danger of pedestrians fling into the drain. Hence volunteers brought about 10 stone slabs and repaired the footpath and the adjoining drains were cleaned and covered with slabs.
Sri Dilraj Alva guided the volunteers with the help of Sri Sandeep Kumar Taranath & friends of Kumar Gym.
Cleaning of Compound walls: The compound walls of Backward Girls hostel needed through cleaning. Volunteers cleaned the walls by washing with water and cleaned the footpath by removing heaps of garbage. They also visited all the shops in the area and urged them to help
in keeping the area clean by not throwing garbage here and there. Compound walls were repainted. In coming days, the walls will be painted with art work creating awareness among the onlookers. Sri Shubhoday Alva, Sri Suresh Shetty & Sri Umanath Kotekar coordinated the drive. Sri P N Bhat, Japanese citizen Yoko, Sri Rakshith K P R, Sri Rajendra D S and others actively participated in the drive. All the volunteers were served with tiffin in Sri Lakshmi Narayani temple. MRPL is sponsoring this drive.
Contact – Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan at 9448353162 for more details