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World Environment Day: Green army of Mangaluru

"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."– Aldo Leopold.

In this age of environmental concern, we see individuals/groups outwardly interested in the healthy state of our surroundings. Their desire for a clean environment represents a powerful sense of destiny and hope for the future.

The Ugly Mangalorean (TUM)

A group of self- motivated people, who work together selflessly, to keep the city clean. Anonymity is the essence of the group, inspired by the citizen movement in Bangalore called The Ugly Indian; TUM is bound to bring about change. The movement was initiated three years ago, with the motive of cleaning the dumping grounds in Mangalore.Later, the came up with the initiative of ‘Poster Phado’, which aims to remove the posters on the walls and beautifying them. Today, they have successfully inspired many Mangaloreans to do the same. Their work translates into their motto ‘Kaam Chalu, Mooh Bandh’. TUM takes up cleanliness drives every Sunday, you can also be one among them, just leave a message on their Facebook page The Ugly Mangalorean.

To know more about TUM and their drives visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theuglymlr/

 

Ramakrishna Mission’s Swachh Bharath

As Swami Vivekananda said, “Arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached” rightly defines Ramakrishna Mission’s (RKM) initiative ‘Swaccha Mangaluru Abhiyan’ to clean Mangalore.

Ramakrishna Mission came up with ‘Swaccha Mangaluru Abhiyan’ in the year2014, with the special request made by the central Government as a part of their 'Swacch Bharath Abhiyan’ initiative. RKM hosts cleanliness drives every Sunday in different locations in Mangalore and they indulge in cleaning and beautifying the streets and localities in Mangalore.  Right from the residents, autorickshaw drivers, street vendors by the side of the streets, including people of Ramakrishna  Mission come together and take part in the drive selflessly. Today RKM has grown tremendously, with over 400 cleanliness drives, and is sure to make a mark.

Willing to bring about a change? Join Ramakrishna Mission. To know more Visit their Facebook page or drop a message https://www.facebook.com/swacchmangaluru/.

Isiri Arts

A  group of young, talented, creative individuals who have turned walls by the side of the streets into a piece of art. The members of Isiri Arts along with a group artists and art students have come together to support the initiative of “Bhavya Bharath Abhiyan” to clean and beautiful Mangalore. You can have the glimpse of their creativity on the wall opposite to Mangalore city corporation, Lalbagh. If you are the one who is willing to bring about a change and share a passion for art, be a part this creative green brigade today!

- Aishwarya Kudva

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