Mangaluru, May 14, 2018: The 30 th Shramadan of the Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan was carried out in Lalbagh – M G Road area. It was flagged off in front of Sri Ramakrishna Girls Hostel on May 13, Sunday by Swami Suryatmanandaji of Coimbatore Ramakrishna Mission and journalist Revathi in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji. Captain Ganesh Karnik welcomed the gathering and the guests. Sanjay Prabhu, Lecturer Smitha Shenoy, Imtiyaz Shekh, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Sudini Borkar and others were present on the occasion.
Cleanliness Drive: Volunteers were divided into 4 groups and carried out the cleanliness work in M G Road. Mehboob Khan and others cleaned road and footpath from opposite Mangalore City Corporation to Mangala Stadium. Students of Nitte College of Physiotherapy under Dr Purushottam Chippal cleaned the road and footpaths from Sri Ramakrishna Girls’ Hostel and the road leading towards Ladyhill. Jayaraj G N and others removed the concrete slabs, which were posing problem to pedestrians, on the Lalbagh 5 th cross footpath by using JCB the area was cleared of garbage.
Repair of Circle: The circle in front of Mangalore City Corporation having the statue of Mahatma Gandhiji was damaged due to the collision of vehicular traffic. Volunteers taking help of civil masons repaired the same with plastering etc. Dilraj Alva and other volunteers cleaned both the triangular spots in the area and cleaned the image with water. Both the spots were decorated with flower pots and flower creepers beautifying the spot.
Cleaning Bus Shelters: Swamijis and guests cleaned 3 bus shelters in Lalbagh area. Dr Shashidhar with volunteers cleaned the bus shelter in front of Saibean. Sujith Prathap, Anand Adyar & others cleaned the twin bus stops in Lalbagh and removed advertisement posters and painted the pillars giving a facelift. Renovating Direction Boards: The direction boards of Officers Club, Lady Hill 5 th Cross on the MG Road – Lady Hill Roads were worn out. Volunteers cleaned the boards and painted them with beautiful letters thus helping the public.
Awareness Campaign: Ashok Subbaiah and other volunteers visited several households in Lalbagh area and in front of Mangala Stadium distributing handbills on awareness and urged the residents to keep their surroundings clean. Sri Vedavyas Kamath, Mangalore City BJP President, Sri Kushiraj Kottary, Kavitha Purohith, Jayashree Kulai, Kavyashree Umakanth, Avinash Anchan and many other volunteers actively participated in the Abhiyan. Sri Umanath Kotekar coordinated the Abhiyan.
MRPL and Nitte Institutions are sponsoring the 40 week drive.
Contact – Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan at 9448353162 for more details.