Volunteers clean Service Bus Stand

Volunteers clean Service Bus Stand

Volunteers paint the Service Bus Stand in Mangaluru.

The 10th ‘Shramadana’ as a part of the Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan was carried out in the Service Bus Stand and surrounding areas in Mangaluru on Sunday.

The Shramadan was flagged off by Roshan Rocco, Secretary, Bharatiya Catholic Yuva Sanchalan and Gurudatta Shenoy, President of Paint Dealers Association.

Umanath Kotekar, Coordinator of Swacchata Abhiyan, said, “It is a positive development to see that Swacchata Abhiyan is not just sweeping an area clean but a noble cause to bring together different people with the same noble intention and acting in unison for the upliftment of the society. Bringing together these noble minds is a pre-requisite for a noble society and Ramakrishna Mission leading such initiatives is noteworthy.”

DCP (Law and Order) Hanumantharaya said, “It is significant to note that all people, irrespective of caste, creed or colour, are participating in Swacchata Abhiyan. All should inculcate cleanliness in their households and only then we can dream of clean India.”

About 50 members of Bharatiya Catholic Yuva Sanchalan under Adlin Jyothsna cleaned the areas where passengers sit and wait for the buses. Members of Nivedita Balaga and Sharada Mahila Vrinda cleaned the outer premises of the service bus stand.

Members of Paint Dealers Association cleaned the market and surrounding areas near the bus stand. Garbage lying on the road leading towards Rao Circle were cleared. The volunteers also removed the debris lying in a corner of the service bus stand.

The volunteers also created awareness among the street vendors and fisherwomen, to maintain the area clean. Several newly designed seats were erected at the bus stand.

Volunteers of Ramakrishna Mission Swacch Puttur team carried out cleanliness drive in front of Mottethadka Fire station and on the premises of Kemminje Government Primary School.