Mangaluru, July 01, 2019: The 30th Shramadan by Ramakrishna Mission (RKM) Swacchata Abhiyan was carried out in Hampankatta area on June 30, fore noon. The shramadan was jointly flagged off at Old Bus Stand by Officers of the State Pollution Control Board Rajashekar Puranik and Jayaprakash Nayak. Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Harish Achar, Mohan Kottari, Srikanth Rao, Aniruddh Nayak, Rajeshwari, Yashodhara Chowta, Srikar Kalluraya and others were present on this occasion.
On the occasion, Rajashekar Puranik said, “Clean environment and clean air is very essential for humans. Today Human life is becoming miserable due to pollution at all levels. If the same situation continues, in future days, man has to live with oxygen masks. Hence each of us should take care to preserve the nature and environment we live in. Unless people respond proactively, no project of the Government becomes fruitful. Ramakrishna Mission’s Swacchata Abhiyan is a befitting example for the concern being shared by people I am glad to see this Abhiyan running consistently for 5 years. Along with cleanliness we should also pledge to plant saplings.”
Cleanliness: At first four black spots were identified. Volunteers were divided into four teams. First team led by Sowraj Mangalore removed big heap of garbage from the Bus stand using JCB and cleaned the spot. It was also levelled using mud. Second team of volunteers led by Mehboob Khan cleared the building construction debris and other garbage from a corner in K S Rao Road. Sandip Kodikal, Satish Kenkanaje & other volunteers cleared the heaps of garbage lying in front of the sub office of Health Department and loaded into tipper. Shubhakar Shetty, Prashanth Yekkur & other members of Team Swacch Yekkur removed the plastic, bottles and other dirt from inside the bus stand. Dilraj Alva & other volunteers moved the old vehicles & Auto rickshaws randomly parked to a corner so that much space is available for the regular vehicular parking. Pots with flower plants have been placed in the spots beautified. Team of Swacchata Yodhas will watch over those spots day in and out and prevent the public from littering in those spots by creating awareness. Umanath Kotekar coordinated the Shramadan.
Distribution of Awareness Handbills: Students of Sri Sharada Vidyalaya visited several shops in Hampankatta/ K S Rao Road and created awareness by distributing Awareness Handbills and urged them to keep their surroundings clean. Prof. Satish Bhat and Kodange Balakrishna Naik guided these students. After the programme, Praveen Shetty & other volunteers planted saplings. All volunteers were served with tiffin after Shramadan. KMF sponsored buttermilk to all the volunteers.
Workshop on Awareness: Today Special workshop on Awareness was arranged in Saint Dominic Church at Ashok Nagar. Reverend Father Aqueen Noronha was present as chief guest. Captain ganesh Karnik spoke about the importance of cleanliness. Nallur Sachin Shetty gave demonstration of Pot Compost and spoke about wet waste management in household. Richard Gonsalves, Sudhir Noronha and others were present. Ranjan B U thanked. Indian Catholic Youth Movement of Ashokanagar had arranged this programme. MRPL is sponsoring these drives.
We have attached several snaps of these drives. We request you to publish the report and thus participate in “Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan” making it more effective and successful.
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