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Mangaluru: 40-Week Cleanliness Drive Begins (More news)

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 - 12:15:16  | 
Source: S.O. News Service  |  Posted by:  Mubashir
Mangaluru: A cleanliness drive that will go on for 40 weeks was inaugurated with huge fanfare in Ramakrishna mutt premises on Sunday.

MLC Captain Ganesh Kamik inaugurated the jatha from the Clock Tower to the Mutt premises under the Swachh Mangaluru Swachh Bharat Programme is part of a four-day Jagruth programme which will end on Monday.

Enterpreneur B R Shetty inaugurated the programme and Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) Mayor Mahabala Marla distributed cleaning paraphernalia among the volunteers. Nitte University chancellor Nitte Vinaya Hegde released table top calendars depicting Swamy Vivekananda.

Dr Jeevraj Sorake of SCS hospital and Swamy Atmaroopanandaji spoke on the occasion.

Over 100 pourakarmikas were felicitated and presented with foodgrains, fruits and new clothes.

Swamy Jitakamanandaji of Ramakrishna mutt administered the oath to the volunteers. Later volunteers cleaned 50 select places in Mangaladevi ward.

Autorickshaw Driver Killed in Mangaluru

Mangaluru: An autorickshaw driver was killed after his autorickshaw was hit by a speeding tipper at Adkar near Jalsur in Sullia taluk on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Raghav of Jalsur. Sources in Sullia police station said the autorickshaw was plying from Jalsur to Sullia and the tipper was coming from Jalsur. The speeding tipper rammed into the autorickshaw at Adkar causing severe injuries to the driver. Though he was immediately shifted to the hospital, the doctors declared him brought dead. A case has been registered against the tipper driver at Sullia police station.

Scouts and Guides to Get Full Support: DC

Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim promised full support to the 16th National Jamboree of Bharat Scouts and Guides.

Earlier district chief commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides N G Mohan while addressing gathering at Bharat Scouts, Guides, Bulbul, Cubs, Rovers and Rangers awards programme, organised at DC Bungalow on Sunday, informed that the district was being shortlisted for organising the 16th National Jamboree of Bharat Scouts and Guides and Karnataka Jamborette, which recently ended in Doddaballapur.

Mohan informed that the national jamboree which atracts over 25,000 to 35,000 participants is a prestigious event. The DC urged the scouts and guides to become ambassadors of cleanliness.

Mohan urged the government to make scouts and guides compulsory in all schools. The objective is to ensure that the scouts and guides movement benefits more children, he said. At present the district has the highest number of scouts and guides (37,000) in the state and a goal of one lakh members has been set, he said.

Certificates were awarded to 132 cubs from 17 schools, 200 bulbuls from 25 schools, 171 scouts from 22 schools, 287 guides from 36 schools, rovers from 7 colleges and 51 rangers from 9 colleges in the district.

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