Aiming for cleanliness of our surroundings empowers us to take the first step towards inner purity and thereby, clarity in thought and action.
About 100 bright and enthusiastic Yuvas of the Parijnan PU College, Someshwar-Kotekar did kara-seva to contribute their mite to the Swachh Gram –Swachh Bharat Mission. Here is a report – (February 2018)
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission is a nationwide campaign that aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India’s cities, smaller towns, and rural areas. It is a massive movement that seeks to create a Clean India.
In accordance with this, the Sri Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru launched a Swachch Mangaluru, Swachh Gram and Swachh Manas programme and approached many educational institutions to carry out their Mission.
The management, staff and students of the Parijnan PU College of Science and Commerce based at Someshwar-Kotekar and managed by Saraswat Education Society, pledged gladly to be associated with this national activity. About 100 students (both boys and girls) committed themselves to this noble task of spreading the message of swachhata for 10 consecutive Sundays commencing from 9th October, 2017.
Swami Ekagamyanandji of Sri Ramakrishna Mission inaugurated the program at 7.00 am on 9th October in the Parijnan PU College of Science and Commerce Campus by flagging off the event. From then on, approximately 70-80 children used to be present in the campus every Sunday to take the message forward by cleaning and removing weeds on the roads in and around the campus. They undertook cleaning of the Ullal Railway Station too and also the surrounding areas of Kotekar Panchyat and Someshwar Panchayat, Kotekar Junction Bus Stand, as well as the area outside JS Hospital.
Every Sunday we had the flagging- off ceremony attended by various dignitaries - M/s Chandrashekar, Secretary of Anandashram High School Alumni Association, Ravishankar -member, Taluk Panchayat, Kavya- alumnus of Parijnan PU College, Mamatha Vasugopal – member, Someshwar Panchayat, Nithin Norbert - IRTS, Guruswami Lingappa Gatty of Swamy Ayyappa Temple, Harishchandra Adka – member, Someshwar Panchayat, Ajith Kumar Shetty - Alumnus of Anandashram High School and member Someshwar Panchayat, Dr (Ms) Ajanya of JS Hospital and so on.
This enthusiastic work and cleaning activity undertaken by the students was appreciated greatly by the local residents. It was widely reported in the local press as well. Parents too encouraged the children to go regularly and do their bit for their city and country.
On 24th December, 2017 there was a Mega Swachh Programme at the Mangaluru Central Station, Attavar in which about 175 Yuvas and children from Parijnan PU College and Ganapathy English Medium School participated. This was attended by Swami Ekagamyanandji of RK Mission and the Hon’ble Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru - Mr.T.R. Suresh I.P.S. The Commissioner appreciated the initiative of our children who were involving themselves in this novel venture and wished them a bright future !
Flagging off the Swachh Mangaluru Mission on 9th October 2017 at the
Parijnan PU College, Someshwar-Kotekar
Dr Sheetal Savur, Assoc. Prof. Opthalmology, Yenepoya Med. College,
handing over Participation Certificates to the students on the final Sunday