Mangaluru, Jan 22, 2018: Consistent efforts of Ramakrishna Mission brings durable results with 12 th Week of 40 planned Swacchata Abhiyan drives in the city on January 21. the target was around Nehru Circle in Pandeshwar area around Forum Mall and Corporation Bank HO.
Swami Raghuramanandaji of Bangalore Ramakrishna Math Sri Jaikumar Garg, MD of Corporation Bank jointly flagged off the Abhiyan in font of IGP office and set out the programme. Swami Dharmavratanandaji of Ramakrishna Math, Sri Gopal Murali Bhagat, ED of Corporation Bank and members of Swadeshi Seva team were active on the occasion.
Cleaning efforts : More than 300 Volunteers of Swacch Mangalore team and employees of Corporation Bank Head Office were divided into about 10 teams. Sri Guru Harinath Rao, Sri S Kumar, Sri M N K Vishwanath, Lal General Managers of Corporation Bank led team of volunteers in cleaning the area at Rosario road, road leading to Head Post Office, Shetty Circle, Road leading towards Pandeshwara. Some stepped into the drains and cleaned them and some cleaned the road dividers.
Special Works: A large wooden log had been lying on road in front of Forum Fiza mall for the past few years and was a nuisance to the pedestrians and motorists. Volunteers guided by Sri Mehboob, Dinesh Karkera ; others lifted the log with the help of JCB into a tipper and cleaned the area. Sri Souraj Mangalore, Smt. Kavya Kodikal ; other members of Hindu Warriors removed the posters stuck to the compound walls of Service Bus stand. They also cleaned the foul smelling area which was used for urination etc by the drivers and conductors with the help of Water tanker and created awareness among the drivers and conductors about hygiene and proper usage of toilets.
Distribution of Awareness Handbills: Sri Sathyanarayana KV, Officers of Corporation Bank and students of Sarojini Madhusudan Kushe High school visited hundreds of homes; shops in Pandeshwara and Old Kent road area distributing awareness handbills and urged them to keep their surroundings clean. Continued Work: During the previous drives the area in front of Taluk Panchayat was thoroughly cleaned and the compound walls were also cleaned. This time a team of volunteers painted them giving much needed facelift. Sri Sathoo and Sri A N Ravishankar, both DGMs of Corporation bank coordinated the drive. Dr Satish Rao, Dr Shashikiran, Balakrishna Bhat and some Japanese citizens too actively participated in the drive. All the volunteers were given tiffin in the premises of Corporation Bank Head Office.
Swacch Grama: In nearly 30 villages, Swacch Gram Abhiyan were carried out under the guidance and assistance of Ramakrishna Mission; DK Zilla Panchayat. Till date about 170 drives have been carried out in Mangalore ; Bantwala Taluks. Swacch Manas: About 11000 students of nearly 108 schools in and around Mangalore have been undergoing Swacch Manas Awareness training activity. In the month of January “Swacchata Diwas” was carried out by nearly 60 resource persons in these schools. Till date about 7800 students have participated. They have been involved in the cleanliness drives in and around their campus, and talks about awareness about segregation of garbage and hygiene have been conducted in these schools. MRPL is sponsoring this drive.
This report has been adapted from the report of the Chief Convener : Contact – Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan at
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