Mysuru: As part of Swachh Bharat campaign, Ramakrishna Ashrama had organised its 40th and tentatively the last cleaning operation (held every Sunday so far) at Ramakrishnanagar Circle here yesterday morning with a theme ‘Swachh Mysuru, Swastha Jeevana.’
Wielding brooms, Swami Atmajnananandaji and Swami Mokshatmanandaji of Sri Ramakrishna Ashrama along with about 1500 students, general public and volunteers of the Ashrama thoroughly cleaned the circle.
Taking out a procession to Shirdi Sai Mandir at Ramakrishnanagar E&F Block, the students distributed leaflets on cleanliness awareness to houses and onlookers.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner (DC) D. Randeep commended all for a joint effort to maintain cleanliness of city and spreading awareness about that among the citizens. He added that one area in every zone of MCC would be made as a model regarding cleanliness to be emulated by all.
Swami Atmajnananandaji disclosed that National Youth Day on Jan. 12 commemorating the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda would carry a special programme on cleanliness drive.
MCC Commissioner G. Jagadeesha said that 25,000 people had downloaded the MCC Swachh App indicating a positive trend towards the set goal of one lakh.
Ashrama volunteers, students from TTL College, Govt. First Grade College, Kuvempunagar, Vishwaprajna College, Vishwamanava High School, Kautilya Vidyalaya, Supreme Public School, Sukruta PU College, Raghavendra Gurukula, local residents, former MLC D. Madegowda, Corporator M.K. Shankar, Swachh Bharat Ambassador and Yoga exponent Kushi, MCC Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj and others were present.