Four cleanliness drives of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan held on Sunday in city


Mangaluru: Eighteenth week of 4 cleanliness drives of the 400 cleaning campaigns being organized by Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru conducted on February 05 at ten different venues in Mangaluru city.

Karangalpady: The locaites and auto drivers took up the cleanliness drive in Karangalpady junction and C J Kamath Road. Swami Jitakamanandaji of Ramakrishna Mission flagged off the drive. M R Vasudev divided 60 members into 2 teams and guided them in the cleanliness work. Local residents cleaned the C J Kamath road whereas auto drivers cleaned the Karangalapdy junction and market.

Yemmekere: NSS students of KPT took up the cleanliness work in KPT area. Swami Ekagamyanandaji, convener of the Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan and Santosh Kumar P, NSS Officer at KPT jointly flagged off the drive. Students were divided into three teams under the guidance of Suraj P, Lecturer, KPT. First group cleaned the KPT circle. Second group removed the weeds and grass that had covered the compound and front portion of KPT. Third group carried out the cleanliness work on Airport road.

Jeppu: The Inmates of Bhagini Samaj and local residents carried out the cleanliness drive in Jeppu area. Sudhamani, industrialist and Teacher Gracy Roach jointly flagged off the drive. Volunteers under the guidance of Vijayalakshmi cleaned the Jeppu Market circle, Morgan’s Gate and the area in front of Bhagaini Samaja. Volunteers under Rathna Alva visited about 350 houses distributing handbills on hygiene and sanitation. The compound walls near Bhagini Samaj have been cleared off the posters and white washed. In coming weeks art works on hygiene and message carrying Swacch Mangaluru will come up on the walls.

Kotekar: The members of Sri Ayyappa Bhajana Mandira carried out drive in Kotekar junction. Guruswamy Lingappa Gatty and Ravishankar, Member of Someshwara Taluk Panchayat flagged off the drive. Kotekar junction and the bus shelter in the area were thouroughly cleaned. Jithendra coordinated the volunteers.

Special Work
On successful completion of 200 drives of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan, the work of painting and beautifying the wall stretching from Hampankatta signal to Clock tower which is more than 1000 feet long is being carried out. In association with Aditattwa Arts, the painting of walls is being carried out since last 2 days by Sri Vikram Shetty, Sri Shailesh Kotian and more than 25 artists of Mahalasa School of Arts. The compound walls were washed and are being beautified with painting depicting the rich cultural heritage of Dakshina Kannada region along with messages on Swacch Mangaluru and hygiene.


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