Mangaluru, (The Hindu): More than 400 volunteers participated in the Clean Mangaluru Drive led by Ramakrishna Mission here on Sunday.
Swacch Mangaluru volunteers removed the barricades at Avery Junction and the dirt and garbage lying under them. As the old barricades were occupying more space and were posing problems to vehicles, they were replaced with iron rods having reflectors to help motorists.
The bus shelter in the Falnir area was full of garbage and people were hesitant in using it. The shelter was cleaned and beautified with new paint. Dirt and mud lying in front of the shelter were removed using an earthmover.
Members of the Mangalore Ladies Beauty Association cleaned the left side of the road and the adjoining drains from Avery Junction to Milagres. Students of Sahyadri College of Engineering cleaned A.S. Coelho Road leading towards Ambedkar Circle.
NSS volunteers of St. Aloysius College cleaned the Don Bosco Road and removed the overgrown weeds and grass on the roadsides. Citizens of Yekkur and members of the Ayyappa Bhajan Mandir cleaned the area from Avery Junction to Attavar. Students of Kannada Sangha of St. Aloysius College cleaned the right side of the road from Avery Junction to Milagres and removed the plastic waste lying there since long. Students of Government First Grade College, Car Street, cleaned the road leading towards Highland.
Students of Sahaya team of St. Aloysius College visited homes in Falnir area and distributed handbills on awareness and hygiene. They also appealed to the people to reduce, reuse and recycle and segregate garbage before disposal. MRPL sponsored this drive, a release from Ramakrishna Mutt said.
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