Mangaluru, May 21, 2018: Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan arranged for 31st and 32nd Shramadan at Urwa Stores under the leadership of RK Mission in the city. Sri Srikanth K, Regional head, Federal Bank, Mangalore and Sri C Devadas Kamath jointly flagged off the Abhiyan May 20, am. in front of Sri Sharada Vidyapeetha English Medium School.
Capt. Ganesh Karnik, Dr Dhanesh Kumar, Kamalaksha Pai and others were present on the occasion.
32 nd Shramadan: 32 nd Shramadan was organized at Vamanjur near check post on 20 th May. Swami Jitakamanandaji, President of Mangalore Ramakrishna Math flagged off the drive. Local corporator Hemalatha Raghu Salian, Sri Balakrishna, Riyaz Vamanjoor, Charles Salian and others were present at the venue.
Swami Jitakamanandaji said, “Keeping our surroundings clean should be first priority of every responsible citizen. We should stop littering. It is a welcome to sign to note that slowly people are awakening to the call of Swacchata Abhiyan. Main intention behind the Ramakrishna Mission initiative is to awaken the citizens to their responsibility of keeping their surroundings clean.”
Cleanliness drive at Urwa Stores week 31: Staff of Federal Bank under Joyson D’Souuza and Akshay Kumar cleaned both sides of the road leading towards Kottara including road dividers. Students of Nitte institution cleaned the road leading from Urwa bus stand to Chilimbi. Footpaths, roaddividers and all the vacant spots were thoroughly cleaned. Masahiro and other volunteers cleaned the Urwa stores bus stand. Dilraj Alva and other volunteers removed, with the help of JCB, garbage lying at a spot on the road leading towards Angadigudde. Sand and mud lying on the footpath were removed helping the pedestrians. Slab was laid while repairing the footpath. Volunteers also visited houses and shops in the locality distributing awareness handbills.
Transgender Volunteers: Nearly 20 transgenders volunteered in the Abhiyan in the Swacchata Abhiyan at Urwa Stores. Ramya Gowda, Varsha Shetty Hassan, Pallavi and others in the group cleaned the roads leading towards Angadigudde and Chilimbi. All the volunteers and public greatly appreciated their support.
New Bus Selter at Vamanjoor: On the occasion of 32 nd sharmadan, a new bus stand was erected and dedicated at Vamanjoor check post. Raghu Salian and Sudhir Vamanjur shared a genuine concern at the plight of the existing facility that could be hardly called a bus stand. At their request a new bus shelter was erected with good roofing, special seats, floor with tiles and board depicting awareness on cleanliness. The work was going on for the past few days. Today it was finished and was dedicated by the passengers using the bus stand. Volunteers also undertook nearly 2 hours of cleanliness work in the area followed by the dedication. Members of Jayashankara Mitra Mandali, Vamanjoor Friends Circle, and other public actively participated in the drive.
Sri Umanath Kotekar coordinated the drive. Sanjo Joseph, Prakash Garodi, Seema Haji, K Nagesh, Satish Kenkanaje, Sudhiksha Kiran Kumar and others participated in the drive.
MRPL and Nitte Institutions are sponsoring the drive.
Contact – Swami Ekagamyanandaji, Convener, Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan at 9448353162 for more details.