Volunteers sweep, clear garbage in Urwa

Volunteers sweep, clear garbage in Urwa

 Volunteers clear garbage on a road in Urwa on Sunday.

Shramadan for Swacch Mangaluru, organised as part of Ramakrishna Mission’s Swacchata Abhiyan, was flagged off at Urwa on Sunday.

Prof Vijay Menon, a Corporate Trainer from Kochi and Gurudatt Shenoy, President, Paint Dealers Association, jointly flagged off the drive near the entrance of Zilla Panchayat office.

Prof Vijay Menon said, “Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan is an apt example of social responsibility and genuine concern towards humanity. Because of the awakened humanity, the Abhiyan is consistently carried out for the past 4 years. It is not just cleanliness drive but movement to rebuild the nation.”

The volunteers sweeped and cleared the garbage in Urwa. Members of Paint Dealer’s Association cleaned the area and road in front of Government Employees quarters. Students of Nitte Physiotherapy Institute swept Urwa Main Road, road in front of Infosys and the road dividers. Youths of Hindu Warriors cleaned the road next to Infosys. Other volunteers removed the iron fencing from the trees.

For the last several years a spot on the road, leading to Zilla Panchayat, at Urwa was neglected and had become litter zone. Volunteers of Swacch Mangaluru team had planned to transform this black spot into a beautiful park.

In the first attempt towards this initiative, volunteers removed stones, sand and debris and ground was levelled.

Now, the plan is ready for laying a park with acupressure walking track, open gym and garden.

Iron fencing erected to protect small saplings were posing major problem after the saplings have grown into trees and over 20 such fences were removed at Urwa.

Further, Swacch Surathkal Abhiyan was carried out at Hosabettu, Kakkesalu and Honnakatte areas.

Jaideep Ghosh, Officer of OMPL flagged off the drive.

Get a round-up of the day's top stories in your inbox

Check out all newsletters

Get a round-up of the day's top stories in your inbox