Mysuru, December 5: The heritage city is famous for more than one reason. It is better known as an important hub for music, yoga, art and culture and what not. When Mysuru won the cleanest city award for two consecutive years, a few years back, it came as no surprise. When all the eyes were on the city to make it thrice in a row the following year, unfortunately, Mysuru lost.
With an eye on regaining the title again, Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is leaving no stone unturned this time out.. Knowing pretty well that it is team work which matters most, MCC wants to involve people by making them understand the importance of cleanliness.
At Ambedkar park in Ashokapuram on Tuesday, seer Sachchidananda Swami spoke to people about keeping their surroundings clean. The seer said, “It is important to keep our surroundings clean. It is everyone’s responsibility. If the environment gets polluted, everything gets polluted. Please give due importance to cleanliness.”
Mayor M J Ravikumar said we no more have the cleanest city tag. “If we nurture any hopes of winning it again, we need cooperation from all quarters,” he told people who had gathered in large numbers. Schoolchildren from different schools in the city also spoke about keeping the city clean.
MCC Commissioner G Jagadish, MCC ambassador for Swachhata Abhiyan, yoga exponent Kushi, Deputy Mayor Rathna Lakshman, Standing Committee presidente Mahadevappa, its members Purushotham, Sunil, Health officer Ramachandra, Nagaraju and others took part in the programme. (MR/KS, SH).