Students clean riverside

Speaking at the one-day cleanliness drive organised by Lions and Lioness Club Mangalore Ashoknagar District 325 - D5 region 1 Zone 1 and Sri Ramakrishna College NSS unit, the Vice Chancellor expressed his concern over the hazards of plastic and advised students to use eco friendly plastic.

“Though India has the third largest education system in the world, it ranks 119 in terms of human development. Though there is an increase in science and technology, man has failed to safeguard the environment. The amount of carbon dioxide has increased to 10 to 12 per cent causing green house effect and global warming,” he regretted.

District Governor 324-D5 Lion J K Rao said that people should develop civic sense and government should include strict measures to stop people from littering their surroundings. “More than 170 students from the college are participating in this cleanliness drive. Their effort is just a drop in the ocean but a drop can make a big difference,” said College Principal and Lions Club Mangalore Ashoknagar President Lion Naveen Shetty K.

“If every person understands his responsibility and maintains personal hygiene as well as the hygiene of the community, he will be playing a major role in keeping the city clean,” said World Bunts Association President Ajith Kumar Malady. “The cleanliness drive has taught us to be responsible citizens and it will make us think twice before littering the environment,” says a student, speaking to Deccan Herald.

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