Mangaluru,April.5: Ramakrishna Mission carried out Swacch Mangaluru for Swacch Bharath – cleanliness drive on 10th consecutive Sunday on the 5th April at Circuit House at Kadri Mangalore.
The drive was inaugurated by Sri Dharmendra Pradhan, MOS for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji of Mangalore Ramakrishna Math, Sri Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, DK Dist, Sri J R Lobo, MLA, Mangalore South, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC, Sri Krishna Palemar, Sri Yogish Bhat, Sri Kumar (MD, MRPL) and other eminent persons.
The Students of Govt. First Grade College, Car Street, Employees of MRPL, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Members of VV Cricket Association, Members of ISIRI Arts and other devotees and well-wishers of the Ashrama took an active part in the drive.
Sri Dharmendra Pradhan addressed the gathering for a few minutes and lauded the efforts of Mangaloreans in their contribution towards the nation. He also opined that Swacch Bharath Abhiyan should become a Mass movement to ensure a clean and green nation. He appreciated the initiative of Ramakrishna Mission in this regard and asked people to join hands.
A bus stand was renovated opposite Kadri Police Station. The low areas in the bus stand were filled up, and seats were fixed for the benefit of the people, the bus stand saw a facial lift after beautification and painting. Damaged vehicles near police station were vacated and the space was cleaned to facilitate parking and park for the public. Circuit house premises was thoroughly cleaned up and thousands of used and damaged bottles were recovered and disposed. Volunteers tidied up the four corners of Kadri Hills circle and the students of Ramakrishna Mission Balakashrama distributed the handbills of awareness literature.
This is a part of the 40 weeks Cleanliness Drive being organized by the Ramakrishna Mission and initiated on the 1st February. Some snaps taken and Report of this programme are attached. You may please publish this as a news item in your esteemed papers/channels for awareness of the public.