Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar’s initiative of 'Mega Cleanathon' of 72 wards, held in the City on Monday to mark Gandhi Jayanthi, reports Kannada Prabha. The campaign titled ‘Change to Change’, started with a felicitation to freedom fighter and this year’s Gandhi Award winner HS Doreswamy at his house in Pattabhirama Nagar. The campaign concluded at Jnanabharathi Campus.
Good effort Rajeev ji. https://t.co/CBx7YTGszB— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2017
MP Chandrasekhar inaugurated the Mega Cleanathon by sweeping the road and loading the waste on to a tractor. Then he painted the walls to prevent people from dumping garbage at the site again. Union Minister Ananthakumar, BJP spokesperson Malavika Avinash, MLA Vijay Kumar and corporators, BJP members and volunteers joined him.
Later, the Cleanathon shifted to Halagewaderahalli where film actors Ganesh, his wife and BJP leader Shilpa Ganesh, Mayuri, Samyukta Belawadi and BBMP member Ramachandra and others too joined and cleaned up the tank. Film actor Ganesh said cleanliness should come from within. Speaking to newspersons, MP Chandrasekhar said he was happy that public participated in the Mega Cleanathon at 7.30 am and in such large numbers to bring back the city's lost glory.
MP Ananthakumar said United Bengaluru and Namma Bengaluru Foundation and other organisations are making great efforts to save City’s lakes and tanks. He appreciated the Cleanathon organised by MP Chandrasekhar on Gandhi Jayanthi. He said we have to unite to save Bengaluru and India and to support Prime Minister Modi’s programmes for the welfare of the poor.
At Pattabhirama Nagar, the Kalavtva Rock band played 'Bhumiyu Svargavagutide Nodu' and other songs to create awareness about environment. At Halagewaderahalli, Green Stage performed street play about waste generation and its problems. At Janabharathi Campus also a mammoth rock band was organised by a private company. At Jannabharathi campus, the police asked over 250 students and civilians who had come to participate in the Mega Cleanathon to go back. They also did not permit the abhiyan in the campus stating permission was not taken. Namma Bengaluru CEO Sridhar Pabbi Setty rued that "To litter nobody’s permission is required, to clean permission is required".
In all the 72 wards, over 14,000 volunteers joined the Mega Cleanathon to make it a huge success. In each ward minimum 200 people gathered to make their contribution.