Mangaluru, May 20, 2019: Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) conducted it’s 24th week of the fifth phase of Swacchata Abhiyan at Alake-Dongarakeri area, May 19, Sunday. The shramadan was jointly set on course by world renowned magician Kudroli Ganesh and Business man Ramesh Mallya.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Kudroli Ganesh said, “It is indeed a pleasant surprise to note a number of volunteers from all groups working towards Swacch Mangaluru every Sunday for the past few years. Every citizen should behave responsibly in keeping his surroundings clean. If everyone does contribute, we can expect a sea change in our city. If Mangaluru is getting cleaner day after day, a lot of the credit goes to Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) for its consistent and dedicated efforts in creating awareness among the public”
On this occasion, Madhu Manohar of MCC, DR Dhanesh Kumar, Harish Prabhu, Madhava Suvarna, Jayaraj G N, Bharat Sadananda, Tilak Rajesh, Jayashree and many others were present.
Cleanliness: Swami Ekagamyanandaji guided the volunteers in carrying out cleanliness mainly at two spots. First, they cleaned the newly being built Alake Market and surrounding areas. Since several days, garbage, dirt, stones, heaps of sand and plastic bags that were lying in front of the market was an eyesore and nuisance to pedestrians and residents of the area. Volunteers - students of Nitte Physiotherapy College cleaned the spot. Captain Ganesh Karnik, Mukund Kamath, Sowraj Mangalore, Ravi K R, Masahiro, Kiran Fernandes and others took an active part in this work.
Another team of volunteers carried out cleanliness work in Dongarakeri Bhojarao Lane. Public were dumping garbage at a particular unseemly spot in Bhojrao lane for the last several months. Volunteers under Sandeep Kodiakal removed nearly a tipper of garbage from the area and placed pots with flowering plants. Teams of volunteers will be watching day in and out and dissuade the people from
littering in the spot. Three direction boards of Basavanagudi Road, Nehru Avenue Road, Alake 2 nd Cross were repainted. Dilraj Alva coordinated the shramadan.
Maintenance of flower plants at 80 places: Under Swacch Bharath Abhiyan, Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) has converted nearly 80 black spots into green spots and placed pots with flowering plants to dissuade the people from littering. Due to scorching summer and to prevent the plants from wilting out, volunteers have been watering those plants daily. Some of the dried plants have been replaced with fresh ones. Madhuchnadra Adyanthaya, Kamalaksha Pai, Vittaldas Prabhu, Saritha Shetty, Kodange Balakrishna Naik, Shivu Puttur and many other volunteers are actively involved in this initiative.
Distribution of 50 Waste Bins: Ramakrishna Mission continued to distribute waste bins to small merchants and shop Keepers. This week, nearly 50 waste bins were distributed to shopkeepers in Nagori, Padil, Landlinks, Kudroli & Alake areas. They also created awareness among the ownes to keep their surroundings clean and encourage the customers to use the bins and not to litter here and
there. Punith Poojari and Sudhir Vamanjur distributed the bins. MRPL is sponsoring these drives.
Report from Swami Chidambarananda (Chief Convener)
*** Contact – 9448353162 (Swami Ekagamyananda, convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan)