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.