Volunteers clean drains, paint bus stop at Jeppu

Volunteers clean drains, paint bus stop at Jeppu

The fourth week of Swachata Abhiyan organised by Ramakrishna Mission was carried out opposite Cascia High School in Jeppu area Sunday.

Capt Ganesh Karnik, Chief whip of opposition in Legislative council and Everest Cresta, Headmaster of Cascia High school flagged off the drive in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji.

The students of Cascia High school cleaned the wall surrounding the school and adjoining drains. Members of Nivedita Balaga cleared the dirt lying on both sides of the road, which was causing inconvenience to the commuters. Students along with their teacher S Madhusudan Kushe visited houses in the vicinity and distributed handbills to create awareness on the segregation of garbage at source.

The space earmarked for footpath in front of Cascia High School had become place to dump garbage due to poor maintenance, and rendered it useless for the students or pedestrians to walk on. The dumped garbage was removed over the last two days. About 4 loads of garbage dump and dirt was collected from the spot. Interlock tiles were laid at the spot to lay a footpath. Flower bearing plants will be planted at the spot shortly.

Members of Hindu Warriors cleaned and gave a new look to the bus stop in the Marnamikatta area, and also painted the circle opposite of the bus stop giving it a facelift. More than 100 posters and banners in Jeppu, Mangaladevi and Moragn's Gate area, that were ruining the beauty of the city were removed.

Under Ramakrishna Mission Swachchata Abhiyan, Swacch Manas Abhiyan is going on in Mangaluru and nearby areas. Swacch Manas Awareness talks and interaction programme was carried out in nearly 73 high schools in the last 20 days, reaching upto 6,988 students through the campaign. These students have been given a 'Swacchata Senani' badge. Nearly 60 resource persons are visiting schools trying to create awareness among students. Around 101 schools have already registered for this programme and the Ashram is targeting to reach out to about 10,500 students through the programme.

Swacch Gram Abhiyan was organised in nearly 30 villages under Ramakrishan Mission Swacchata Abhiyan. The drive was held in villages across Mangaluru Taluk like Moodushedde, Malavur, Aikala, Kateel, Pilatabettu and Kemral. Nearly 1,300 volunteers took part in the drive. Cleaning equipment, T-Shirts, banners and other items were supplied by Ramakrishna Mission along with tiffin for the volunteers. Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat is also supporting this initiative by their active cooperation.

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