Cleanliness drives mark Gandhi Jayanti

Cleanliness drives mark Gandhi Jayanti

Various organisations observed the 146th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in myriad ways in the City on Friday.

A group of engineers named as Kartavya cleaned garbage at Manjunath Nagar and Rajajinagar while the employees of BEML cleaned the roads of their township at Thippasandra. Students from Lingarajapuram, RS Palya and Kammanahalli cleaned up a vacant plot in their locality.

Residents of Horamavu woke up to the scene of hundreds of broom-wielding citizens doing their Clean India bit. Led by corporator Radhamma Venkatesh, the crowd cleaned the roads from Kalyannagar flyover to St Joseph’s Church.

Similarly, a special cleanliness drive was held by the Bangalore division of South Western Railway at Bengaluru City Railway station. More than 150 volunteers took part in the cleanliness drive organised by HOPE Foundation.

The Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi has organised a photo exhibition on the Father of the Nation. A “Sadbhavana yatra” was taken out from Ananda Rao Circle to Gandhi Bhavan.
Students from St Anne’s and Venus  Group of Institutions dressed as Gandhi in their attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who took part in an All India Radio programme vowed to fulfill the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Karnataka is the first state to implement Gandhi's concept of Panchayat Raj. We have also formulated a 21- point programme for rural development and the State has set an example for the rest of the country.” Siddaramaiah had made first address on radio on July 18 in the wake of farmers suicide.

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