Inspired by PM Sri Narendra Modi’s Swach Bharath Abhiyaan on the same day (October 2, 2014) on which PM flagged of cleanliness drive all over India, we formed a group SWACH BHARATH FRIENDS to work on two objectives CLEAN INDIA and HEALTHY INDIA. Our first cleanliness drive was on October 2, 2014 in Ambagilu bus stand situated near NH66 Udupi. We have already done Swach Bharath Abhiyaan in Ajjarkadu district park Udupi, KSRTC bus stand Udupi, Service bus stand Udupi, City bus stand Udupi, Konkan Railway station Indrali Udupi, Udupi city Our group comprises of youths who are working in different organizations, few are self employed, lecturers etc. We also conduct awareness drive “Drugs Free India”. In this drive we interact with every person in public places like park, beach, bus stand, auto drivers etc and give information on negative effects of smoking, alcohol, drug usage and distribute pamphlets about the same. Till now we have interacted with nearly 10,000 people all over Karnataka.
Our future plans are conducting cleanliness drive in bus stand which are in a pathetic condition located all over Udupi district and making some innovative arrangements there like installing a yearly calendar, keeping few newspapers, schedule of buses. We also plan to give the responsibility to nearby people to monitor these things.
We are also planning to install eco-friendly dustbins made up of arecanut nearby beaches, park, near railway stations, bus stands etc. By seeing our work a TV channel active in Karnataka have made a LIVE interaction programme YUVA SPANDANA with one of our member on 25-2-2015 which was re telecasted more than three times. One can visit SWACH BHARATH FRIENDS on social media:
A small video about our activities is available on Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z2SH6d_C9w&spfreload=10DSC07145 DSC07282 DSC07594 DSC07720 DSC07749 DSC08502