Inauguration of renovated Arise Awake Park: On successful completion of 20 weeks of cleanliness drive in the 4th phase, special programme was organized at Karangalpady on 25h March 2018. Renovated “Arise Awake Park” was inaugurated by Sri J R Lobo, MLA, Mangaluru South in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji, Captain Ganesh Karnik, Prakash Salian, MCC Councilor, Prashanth Baliga of MRPL, Umanath Kotekar & others.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri J R Lobo said, “This park is a proof of the fact that clean mind is the first step towards clean environment. Ramakrishna Mission Swacchata Abhiyan has been successfully instilling in the minds of public awareness about cleanliness. I congratulate each and every one who has participated in this Abhiyan.
In his benedictory Address Swami Jitakamanandaji said, “We have a responsibility of keeping our city clean and garbage free. Hence each of us has to take a vow that we don’t litter everywhere. In addition, if we can transform garbage dumping yards & neglected spots in to parks like this, it will result in a cleaner & beautiful city.
Mayor of MCC Sri Bhaskar Moily lauded the efforts of Ramakrishna Mission in creating awareness on cleanliness among the public and assured greater cooperation and support for the abhiyan from MCC in the days ahead. Captain Ganesh Karnik delivered keynote address. Swami Ekagamyanandaji welcomed the gathering and Sri Prakash Salian thanked the gathering. Sri Raghuraj Kadri anchored the programme.
Cleanliness Drive: After the inauguration of the park, 21st week’s Shramadan was flagged off by Sri Bhaskar Moily, Mayor of MCC and Sri Rajaneesh Kapikad, Former deputy Mayor of MCC. Afterwards monks, and other dignitaries took up the brooms and cleaned the road sides. Vittaldas Prabhu, MUkesh Alva, Souraj Mangalore and Mohammad Shameem guided the volunteers in cleaning the four roads. Volunteers also cleaned the road leading from the park towards Subramanya Sadana and cleaned the adjoining compound walls. Students of Nitte Physiotherapy college under Dr Dhanesh Kumar cleaned the Jail road in Karnagalpady area. Residents of Pawan Apartments cleaned the premises & surroundings of Animal Husbandry office. Students of St. Aloysius college went from door to door distributing the handbills on awareness among the localites.
Clearance of construction debris: Heaps of construction debris lying by the side of the Animal husbandry office for the past few days was cleared by Sadeep Kodikal, Jagan Kodikal, Shivu Puttur and others. Japanese Masahiro & Masako Akoyi actively participated in the Abhiyan. Prabhakar Shetty, Ramesh Rao, Deviprasad Kadri, Shubhoday Alva, Ashok Subbaiah, Suresh Shetty, President of HMS, Srikanth Rao & more than 400 volunteers actively participated in the drive. Dilraj Alva coordinated the drive.
All the volunteers were served tiffin after the drive. MRPL is sponsoring the drive.
We have attached few snaps of the drive.