The Swachchatha Abhiyaan campaign gained momentum with tremendous response from the residents at SBM Colony in Sriramapura, here. The programme, third of its kind in succession after being held in May and June, started with pledge by all the residents that cleanliness will be maintained in their surroundings at all costs.
An awareness jatha was conducted in Blocks 13 to 19 with residents participating in large numbers and displaying placards to create awareness on cleanliness to the residents. Ananda from ‘Hasiru Dala,’ an NGO to collect dry waste from all houses was launched and the residents were urged to hand over dry waste at weekly intervals to Hasiru Dala.
Corporator Jagadeesh also joined the residents along with the pourakarmikas, went around the layout interacting with the people and assured to take steps to clear the wild plants grown in vacant sites and take up the works of asphalting roads in the remaining blocks.
He also cautioned some of the residents to desist from the practice of growing plants on roadside and erecting fences as they restrict the movement of vehicles on the roads.
K V Ramanath, Secretary, Mysore Bank Colony Residents’ Cultural and Welfare Association, said the response for the Swachchatha campaign is encouraging and the association would go ahead to conduct similar exercise on second Sunday of every month.
B S Ravindranath, president; M Basavanna, vice president; Chandrasekhara Udupa, treasurer along with members Arunkumar Shettar, B N Shankar, Ganesha Murthy, Ramesh, Gangappa, Mahadevappa, Sumathi and others were present.