NSS unit of the Father Muller Homoeopathic Medical
College, Deralakatte organized “Deralakatte
Swachhatha Andholan 2014”, a mega campaign
to clean the streets in and around Deralakatte.
To mark the beginning of the campaign the teaching
and non teaching staff, UGs and PGs of the college,
held a procession from the college premises with
displaying placards and shouting slogans, to join
the President & Members of Kotekar and Belma
Panchayat, President and members of Spandana Trust(R),
Netaji Subash Chandra Bose High School, Deralakatte,
St Joseph’s School, Paneer, Belma Higher
Primary School, The Priest, YCS, ICYM, Catholic
Sabha, Womens’ Fellowship and Parishioners
of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Rotary Club Mangalore
North, and Sisters of Shanti Dham, Samarpan, St
Joseph, Subhodini Convents assembled at the Deralakatte
Junction for this noble cause.
event began with an inaugural prayer followed
by welcoming the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Karnataka
Health Minister, Mr. U. T. Khader, by the Principal,
Dr.K. Shivaprasad, FMHMC. The minister in his
message highlighted the responsibility of each
and every individual to keep the environment dirt
free. He expressed his desire to hold such events
every fortnight to create awareness among people.
Administrator, Rev Fr Vincent Vinod Saldanha motivated
the gathering by raising slogans and also alerted
about the health hazards caused by plastics. Dr.
Ranjan Britto, the NSS Coordinator thanked the
gathering. After this formal inauguration, the
main activity of cleaning the streets began with
great zeal by removing plastics, litters, debris,
leaves and weeds from the street and the students
were also involved in educating the residents
by discouraging the use of plastics and encouraging
the proper disposal of their household wastes.
A 3-4 kilometer stretch was covered in this cleaning
drive and Handbills were distributed via newspapers
to communicate the importance of clean environment.
Nearly 800 people participated in this mega campaign.