Mangaluru, November 2: “Swachh Bahrath Abhiyaan“was carried out at 114 churches at Dakshina Kannada including Kasargod taluk on Saturday, November 2nd.
The occasion was inaugurated by Bishop of Mangaluru Rev Fr Paul D’Souza by literally putting the cover of the sweet meat (Laddu) into his pocket during the occasion symbolising “My trash is my responsibility “.
“Let the district be a model to the other districts in terms of cleanliness “he said speaking on the occasion.
Mayor Mahabala Maarla said, Mangaluru City Corporation has taken oath of cleanliness four months ago. If all the citizens carefully manage the litters, then the dream of Clean India will surely come true, he said.
Christians have made a large contribution to education field in the district. It is laudable that currently they are dedicating to maintain the cleanliness said MLC Ivan D’Souza.
The Christian community cleaned the sides of the road, and the surrounding environment of the churches. The students of Christian colleges and schools took part in the campaign.
Father Muller’s NSS unit members cleaned the premises from Velencia Circle to Father Muller’s circle and the areas close to Suvarna Lane.
“I will dispose the litter myself, by keeping my environment clean, I will keep my country clean” vows were sworn on this occasion.
A Street show was presented by the students of Roshni Nilaya College to create awareness about the adverse effects caused by the garbage. Anil Danthi compeered the program and M P Noronha thanked.
The convener of the program and the director of the Jeppu St Antony Monastery who welcomed the programme, Onil d’souza informed that a total of 25,000 people under the 114 Christian diocese participated in the cleanup campaign.