Mangaluru: Since the past two years Ramakrishna Mission has been carrying on the Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan through its various modules aimed at creating awareness among the public about hygiene and cleanliness. In the third phase, about 60 different teams in Mangalore have joined hands with the ashrama in this Swacchata Abhiyan and have successfully completed 260 drives over 23 weeks.
Along with wielding broom in cleaning the city, conducting awareness programmes reaching out to more and more people is the special objective of the Ashrama. Hence, it has successfully arranged seminars and workshops for college students, Swacch Manas Programmes, workshops for house-wives, door to door visit to houses creating awareness about segregation of waste and garbage, Swacch Bharath rally, programmes on Doordarshan and radio and print media etc.
Adding to its list is a new initiative undertaken by the Ashrama, "Magic for Cleanliness", wherein it will be organising about 30 magic shows by Sri Kudroli Ganesh & party over the next 15 days in different parts of Mangalore and nearby. Entertainment coupled with education of the masses in cleanliness is the objective behind this initiative.
Utilising bus chassis in the model of a tableau, arrangements for sound system, platform, video shows and arrangements for display of magic shows are being made. Two shows will be held in the evening daily viz, 5.30- 6.30 pm & 6.30- 7.30 pm at pre-designated different venues. Different teams have been formed in 30 different locations for conducting this show as also for giving due publicity in their respective locality. Each team will be distributing the handbill about the show to about 2000 people in the locality. This series of shows will conclude at Ramakrishna Matt, Mangaladevi on Sunday, April 2.
The "Magic for cleanliness - Awareness Campaign" will be flagged off at Panambur beach on March 19 at 5 pm in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji by Kavitha Sanil, Honourable Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation. Harish Baliga, DGM, MRPL & Yatish Baikampady of MRPL will be participating in this event as chief guests.
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