Mangaluru: Ramakrishna Mission carries out 2nd Swacchata Abhiyan of 40 weeks in city

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Mangaluru, 13 Nov 2017: Ramakrishna Mission carried out 2nd week’s Swacchata Abhiyan of the 40 weeks’ Abhiyan at Hampankatta, here, on Sunday, November 12.


Followed by prayers at 7.30am the Abhiyan was flagged off by Bharathi Shetty, former MLC and Tejaswini Gowda, former MP in the presence of Swami Jitakamananda, president of Ramakrishna mutt, here.


Tejaswini Gowda shared a few words with the volunteers and motivated them by declaring that they are really into the Nation building task and they should carry on this mission in spite of all challenges. Bharathi Shetty said, ‘Realizing the dream of Swacch Bharath is every citizens responsibility and the guidance and leadership provided by the Ramakrishna Mission to public is commendable.’


Captain Ganesh Karnik, chief whip of opposition delivered preliminary address.



Flagging off was followed by Swami Jitakamananda and guests volunteering themselves with brooms to clean the streets. Volunteers organized themselves into 6 groups under the guidance of Dilraj Alva. Vittaldas Prabhu and Kodange Balakrishna Naik led the members of Nivedita Balaga in cleaning the area and road, footpath in front of University College, Hampankatta.


In the 3rd phase of the Abhiyan, University College compound was adorned with beautiful painting depicting rich cultural heritage of Dakshina Kannada. The walls were covered with moss due to rains in the monsoon season. Members of Hindu Warriors under guidance of Satish Mudigere cleaned the walls by washing with water and brush. The compound wall in front of Wenlock hospital was also cleaned by the young members of Amba Maheshwari Bhajana Mandira led by Umanath Kotekar.


Students of S Madhusdan Kushe High School and volunteers from scouts and guides under the guidance of Prathim Kumar went to each and every shop in the locality distributing handbills on awareness and hygiene.


Dr Rajendra Prasad, Shivakumar C A, K V Sathyanarayana and nearly 150 volunteers actively participated in the drive from 7.30am to 10.00am. All the volunteers were provided with tiffin after the drive.


Ramakrishna Mission with the cooperation from DK zilla panchayat carried out Swacch Dakshina Kannada Abhiyan in nearly 50 villages of DK Dist. Equipments for cleanliness drives, T-Shirts, banners etc were given to all the volunteers in the villages. They were also provided with tiffin.


MRPL and Nitte institutions are supporting these drives through their sponsorships.




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