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MISSION CLEAN INDIA – MASSIVE SHRAMADAN

Swacchata Abhiyan initiated by Ramakrishna Mission on request from Govt. of India in 2014 has completed five successful phases and as planned we are concluding the Abhiyan on 2nd October 2019, coinciding with 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji.

In our journey so far, it gladdens us to share that more than 250 groups heeded to our call and extended their support in conducting more than 2500 programmes amounting to 20 Lakh man hours. 200 weeks of Sunday Shramadans in different parts of the city have yielded positive results. This movement has an extended family of nearly 10000 volunteers. About 13000 students have enrolled themselves to be Swacchata Senanis.

All through, the prime focus of the Abhiyan has been to create awareness among the people, especially students & youths and we feel our efforts in this regard are more or less rewarded. Hundreds of black spots have disappeared in the city thanks to the volunteers and the positive mind set of the local public. To spread this awareness in rural areas, Swacch Gram was initiated in 200 villages. Awareness has been created through beautification & renovation of public utility places, betterment of civic amenities, art camps, door to door campaign of segregating & managing household waste through pot-composting etc.

Thousands of people from all walks of life, irrespective of distinction of caste, creed or religion, with the single motive of keeping their beloved Mangaluru clean, dedicatedly working under the auspices of Ramakrishna Mission – this fact vouches for the awareness created by the Abhiyan.

We shall be organizing a final & massive cleanliness drive at Central Market area on 29th September 2019 at 7.30 am. Sri Kota Srinivas Poojary, Dist. In charge Minister & Minister for Fisheries, Port & Muzarai, Govt. of Karnataka will be flagging off the massive Shramadan in the divine presence of Srimat Swami Gautamanandaji Maharaj, Vice President, Ramakrishna Math & Mission, Belur Math. 

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21st Week’s Swacchata Abhiyan by Ramakrishna Mission on 25th March

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.

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Launching 3rd Phase of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness”, says an age old adage.  Ramakrishna Mission at Mangalore took up the task of cleaning the city of Mangalore instead of blaming and cursing the filth and squalor that makes us turn our heads down in shame.  We thank all the enlightened citizens who lent us helping hands and were instrumental in bringing about a change for the better.

After successfully completing 40 weeks of Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan in 2 phases in 2015-16 with the support of awakened citizens, our Ashrama is resuming the Abhiyan by initiating the 3rd phase from 2nd October 2016. This will comprise of about 40 groups in different parts of Mangalore, each comprising more than 50 members, carrying on the cleanliness drive on one Sunday every month for 10 consecutive months.

Launching of the 3rd phase of the Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan and felicitation of 75 Poura Karmikas who have strived to keep out city clean all along will be held in our Ashrama on the 2nd October.  This will be followed by a Seminar on Swacch Manas for Swacch Bharath to highlight the importance of a shift in the mental attitude to ensure of success of this Abhiyan. Details of the programme are given in the following pages.

We invite all the interested people who feel in their small action lies the future of our great nation to come forward and join this mighty cause.

Yours in the service of the needy,

Swami Jitakamannada

Secretary