Sri Ramakrishna Ashram, in association with Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), launched a 40-week cleanliness campaign ‘Swachhata Abhiyana’ in the city on Sunday.
Mayor M J Ravikumar inaugurated the programme by watering plants at the government school in Manjunathapura.
Speaking on the occasion, Ravikumar said, “MCC is making all efforts to keep the city clean and there by retain its cleanest city tag for the third consecutive time. More educational institutions and public must join hands in maintain cleanliness in the city.”
MLA Vasu said, “Mysuru lacks basic amenities and infrastructure which had to be addressed immediately. The pourakarmikas, who are responsible for the city to achieve the cleanest city title, had to be assured that all benefits reach them.”
Ramakrishna Ashram president Swami Atmajnanandaji said, “The Ashrama has taken up the cleanliness drive with the theme ‘Swachha Mysuru – Swastha Jeevana’ where more than 150 volunteers participate in cleanliness work in various localities from 7am to 10.30am on Sundays.”