Volunteers clean bus stand, clear weeds, repair road

Volunteers clean bus stand, clear weeds, repair road

Volunteers clean bus stand, clear weeds, repair road

A cleanliness drive was held as part of the 40-week Swachchhata Abhiyan organised by Ramakrishna Mission at the Service Bus Stand in Mangaluru on Sunday.

Ramakrishna Mutt (Mangaluru) president Swami Jitakamananda and volunteers cleaned up the service bus stand by sweeping the area. A JCB was used to repair the road that needed urgent maintenance. Students of PA Engineering College, under the guidance of Dr Biren Moyiddin, cleaned the area surrounding Rao and Rao Circle. Dr Palakshappa led another group of students in the area opposite Lady Goshchen hospital to clean the road dividers by removing weeds there. They also removed the illegal banners and posters stuck in the region.

Ruhia Hussain of the Anti Pollution Drive, under the guidance of Abdul Rehman, visited several shops and tried to spread awareness among shopkeepers by distributing handbills and requesting them not to throw garbage along the roadside.

Bus drivers and conductors were also requested to maintain cleanliness in the bus stand area. Messages were broadcast through speakers to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation.

Members of Nivedita Balaga, students of S M Kushe School, volunteers from Scouts and Guides and members of Hindu Warriors group participated in the campaign.

Ramakrishna Mutt (Ooty) president Swami Raghaveshananda and RIMSE (Mysuru) correspondent Swami Maheshatmananda flagged-off the campaign.

PA Engineering College Principal Abdul Sharif was the guest of honour.

Under the aegis of Ramakrishna Mission, Swacch Gram Abhiyan was carried out at Thokkottu, Someshwara, Munnur, Talapady, Ullala, Konaje, Amblamogaru, Kotekar, Kukkipady, Permannur and nearly 20 other villages. More than 1,300 volunteers took part in the drive.