Ullal City Municipal Council celebrated’ Gandhi Jayanthi on 2nd October 2018 with the Swatchch Bharath motto” SWATCHATHA HI SEVE/SWATCHATHEYE SEVE” and held a public awareness jatha on the theme ‘Ban plastics and segregation of waste’.

It was heartening to see school children and teachers of various institutions of Ullal like; Bharath high school, B.M. school, Meredian College and Roshni Nilaya Social work students and faculties in a Jatha shouting environment slogans and distributing pamphlets on why we should ban plastic and segregate wastes. The procession started from Bharath School at 9:30 am to the Gandhiji community hall at CMC Ullal. Shri. Krishnappa, Nanthoor, an environmentalist flagged off the jatha by and he led the procession. The newly elected counsellors of Ullal and dignitaries of Kaveri lions club, Extension Service centre Roshni Nilaya, Meredian College and Mrs. Vani Alva, the commissioner of CMC Ullal along with functionaries of Ullal CMC.

The Jatha concluded with a ‘Street play’ on the theme of ‘zero waste management’ by the field work students of school of social work, Roshni Nilaya in an interactive mode. This was followed by stage programme chaired by Mrs. Vani Alva, commissioner, dignitaries included, newly elected counsellors and Mr. Madhava Ullal, the Swathch Bharath Ambassador of Ullal City the heads of education institutes which participated in the Jatha.

Sri Krishnappa, (82), the environmentalist was felicitated on the occaision for his 47 years of selfless service towards environment conservation. Mr. Dinker Ullal, Mr. Bazil D’Souza, are prominent among the newly elected counsellors spoke on the occaision.

It was followed by distribution of certificate of participation to all the institutions and special prize to Bharath High school student’s team for its best performance in the jatha event. Two foreign BSW students, Ingrid and Ida from Norway were an added attraction in the occaision and their participation was acknowledged by CMC.

Ms. Vani Alva in her presidential address called upon the citizens and newly elected counsellors to take leadership in its effort of making Ullal as a model CMC for zero waste management in the region. Mr. U.A. Ismail, the counsellor, was the master of the ceremony. Health Inspector, Rajesh gave vote of thanks.

By Rachana Shetty 1st MSW, Roshni Nilaya

2nd October 2108

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