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31st Oct 2010
Students of Amrita University take up the call of Amma to “Amala Bharatam” – Clean India Beautiful India”. Felt inspired and spreading the awareness to clean the whole country.
Come join us. Let us keep the country clean.
24th of March was the fourth Sunday of the month which was also World TB Awareness Day.
Amma devotees in Mangalore as usual started the special day with the collection of cleaning materials from the store room in the local ashram, and proceeded to that part of the city marked off one month ago for ABC this month. The four Friday-meetings before the forth Sunday- as has been done all these 24 months- had decided all the details such as: number of participants, from which of the fourteen city colleges that have joined hands in this public seva, their breakfast, the implements including gloves and masks, duration of the work, their transport et all.
The event also marked the second anniversary of ABC in Mangalore inaugurated by Amma Herself two years ago.
Sri. Yogeesh Bhat, the local MLA as well as the Deputy Speaker of the Vidhana Sabha of Karnataka Legislature, attended the program. He recalled Amma’s vision of Amalabharatam: Clean surrounding as well as clean hearts and minds will eventually bestow Divinity everywhere. Sri Bhat lauded Amma’s Manglore devotees for being instrumental in causing awareness among Mangloreans and the local authorities about cleanliness and hygiene. He also mentioned how this regular cleaning work has drawn the attention of the local media and the public.
16-17 March 2013
The fourth phase of Sabarimala Clean Up drive, organized by Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), completed on March 17th 2013. The cleaning took place for the last two days.
There were 112 Amala Bharatam volunteers from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, 46 from Amrita School of Arts, 334 volunteers comprising of faculties and students from Amritapuri Campus, 212 Ashram Inmates, 111 westerners, 714 devotees from Kerala and neighbouring states, all together more than 1500 volunteers who actively did the clean up service at Sannidhanam.
The Sannidhanam area was divided into 10 different zones and volunteers were divided into different groups who were deployed in these zones. Nadapanthal, Basmakulam, Goshala and surroundings, Police Kitchen, Pilgrims accommodation, Incinerator and surroundings, Bath rooms and rest rooms, Devaswom Mess, Aravana plant, Pandithavalam, Marakootam, Sharamkuthi were the areas which was completely cleaned during this operation. The Amala Bharatam volunteers collected and removed around 18000 bags of waste on Saturday and around 10000 bags of waste on Sunday, from Sannidhanam.
The holy river Pampa and its premises were cleaned by the Amala Bharatam volunteers on Saturday. 8 track loads of waste cloth was removed from the Pampa river in addition to 11000 bags of waste collected from the river side’s. The ABC volunteers were picking the waste including old clothes, plastics, glass etc. There were more than 1200 volunteers engaged in the cleaning work at Pampa.
This is some important facts and figures about ABC work in Mangalore.
The devotees have done major cleaning works, in and around the city, involving hundreds of students and professionals and personalities of the city, and involving many institutions and organisations, including the city administration. Each event is neatly documented too.
Many of us may have forgotten “4th Sunday Clean Sunday” program, but it is an on-going program in Mangalore. And Udipi and Puttur are catching up too. To date Amma’s Mangalore devotees have done 22 such ‘Clean Sunday’ programs!!! Every month since Amma started Amalabharatam in the city on May 3rd, 2011!
It is not just when Amma is around; for them it is as if Amma is always around.