Mangaluru, Mar 18: The city based Ramakrishna Mission has been carrying on Swacch Mangaluru Abhiyan for the past two years. Through various modules ashram is trying to create awareness among the public about hygiene and cleanliness. In the third phase, about 60 different teams in Mangaluru have joined hands with the ashrama in this Swacchata Abhiyan. We have already successfully completed 260 drives over 23 weeks.
Along with wielding broom in cleaning the city, creating awareness programme reaching out to more and more people is the special objective of our Ashrama. Hence, we have already successfully arranged seminars and workshops for college students, Swacch Manas Programmes, workshops for house-wives, door to door visit of houses creating awareness about segregation of waste and garbage, Swacch Bharath rally, programmes on Doordarshan and radio and print media etc.
Adding to this list is a new initiative of our Ashrama, "Magic for Cleanliness". Ashrama is organising about 30 magic shows by Sri Kudroli Ganesh & party over the next 15 days indifferent parts of Mangaluru and nearby. Entertainment coupled with educating the masses in cleanliness is the objective behind this initiative.
Utilizing a 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. Daily 2 shows in the evening, 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm & 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm will be held in pre-designated different venues.
Already 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 Math, Mangaladevi on Sunday, 2nd April 2017.
This "Magic for cleanliness - Awareness Campaign" will be flagged off at Panambur beach on 19th March at 5 pm in the presence of Swami Jitakamanandaji by Smt. Kavitha Sanil, Honourable Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation. Sri Harish Baliga, DGM, MRPL & Sri Yatish Baikampady of MRPL will be participating in this event as chief guests.