Anil Lobo said, “Cleanliness should become a part of our daily habit. As we clean our body daily with due care so should we keep our surroundings clean. The feeling that this house, city, environment belongs to me will greatly help in the success of this Abhiyan.” Fr Arun Lobo, Fr Joswin Pravin, Kuddroli Ganesh, Patrick D’Souza, Manohar Shetty, Lizy Pinto, Radhakrishna Padil, Francis Crasta and others were present on this occasion.
Members of Team Swachh Yekkur cleaned the area in front of Gorigudda crematorium. Heaps of sand and stones were removed using JCB and tipper. Drains were overfilling with garbage and they were removed and thoroughly cleaned. By keeping pots with flower plants the entire spot has been given a facelift.
Students of Nitte Physiotherapy College cleaned the road adjoining Valencia church and the footpaths. Sandip Kodikal and others removed heaps of garbage lying beside Valencia circle. The spot was leveled and pots of flower plants were kept to dissuade public from littering in the spot. The stone slabs lying in the road obstructing the passers-by and vehicular movement in the 4th cross road in Gorigudda were cleared. Senior volunteers cleaned the Gorigudda road.
Volunteers visited several houses from door to door in Sooterpet, Gorigudda and Valencia area reaching out to about 300 households urging them to keep their area clean. Aniruddh Nayak, Suresh Shetty and others guided the volunteers. Each household was urged to manage their waste and help in the Abhiyan by keeping their areas free from littering.
Several direction boards in Mangaluru have faded letters and are not serving the purpose. Under the Swachhata Abhiyan initiative such boards are being repainted with beautiful fonts helping the public. Boards in Valencia right 2nd cross, Gorigudda right 2nd Cross, Gorigudda right 4th cross were repainted. The work of fixing new seats in service bus stand at State Bank which was started a few weeks ago was resumed this week too. A few seats were fixed and painted thus benefitting the passengers waiting for the buses.
Seven swachh soch seminars were organised in the last week in several colleges. Shreelatha U A, Sheshappa Amin, Nivedita Kamath, Saritha Shetty, Gopinath Rao were resource persons. Ranjan Bellarpady guided the team. Till date, 48 swahh soch seminars have been organised. MRPL and Nitte institutions are sponsoring these drives.