“ Nanna Kasa Nanna Javabdhari” – a Garbage cleaning Movement.
Written & Pictures By. Mr. Henry Mathias.
More than 100 people from different backgrounds came together on 14 December 2014 at 9am sharp for a noble cause i.e to clean either side of the state high way from Padmanoor to Balavinagudde road. The theme of the program was “ Nanna Kasa Nanna Javabdhari”
The following organizations and groups lead by their presidents actively participated:
1. Sarvajanica Yakshagana Bayalata Samithi Padmanoor – President Mr. Chandrashekar.
2. Pragathi Bandhu Swasahaya Sangh – President Mrs. Vishalakshi.
3. Rock Guys Padmanoor – President Mr. Chandhu Madivala.
4. Perpetual Succour Ward – Gurkarn Mrs. Malita D’Souza.
5. St. Michael ward – Gurkar Mr. Robert Lobo.
6. St. Raphael Ward – Gurkarn Mrs.Lynett D’Souza.
In the beginning Mr. Joseph Quadras, Vice President of Sarvajanica Yakshagana Bayalata Samithi, extended a warm welcome to the chief Guest and the participants and explained the importance of keeping our neighborhood clean and tidy. The Chief Guest Mrs. Shyamala P Hegde, President of Kinnigoli Grama Panchayath louded the efforts of the organizers and participating teams and assured all help from the local body in periodically clearing the accumulated garbage. The oath of cleanliness was given to the participents by Mr. Joseph Quadras and all of them signed the document pledging their support in keeping the surrounding clean at all times.
The chief guest initiated the cleaning drive by distributing the hand sickles and clearing tools to the team leaders and chopping the weed and grass herself. She also assured to erect a garbage collection booth at Padmanoor and make arrangements to clear the garbage regularly.
The movement was a great success in as far as making the people aware of their duties as responsible citizens. The program ended at 1.30pm.
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