India a country which preached that ‘cleanliness is next to godliness’ was termed as one of the dirtiest countries in the world. A research conducted on the effect of dirt on streets and open areas on the lifestyle of people and their health claimed that millions of deaths are happening in India owing to extreme dirt which lays on its street. With the objective to make India free from all kinds of health problems which arise due to dirt and to make India look beautiful and appealing to not only foreigners but also the citizens of the country the PM of India, Narendra Modi gave a call to the people of the society to come out of their homes and help in keeping the country clean just like they maintain cleanliness in their homes.
Crores of Indians positively responded to this call and joined hands with one another to help build a new India which is free from garbage and open defecation free. Along with individual’s, lakhs of institutions, organizations, and societies also welcomed this cause and pledged to take part in Swach Bharath Mission. Ramakrishna Mission which has gained fame all across the country for its pro-societal works, also took a pledge to be a part of the Swach Bharath Abhiyan and hence started a cause along the same lines ‘Ramakrishna Mission Swach Bharath Abhiyan’ through which it has carried out cleanliness drive in various parts of the country.
Ramakrishna Mission, Mangaluru, also carried out a cleanliness drive in Hampankatta area on December 24th, Sunday as a part of the ‘Ramakrishna Mission Swach Bharath Abhiyan.’ The cleanliness drive received an enthusiastic response as over 90 youths from 17 institutions, citizens of Mangaluru and nearby areas joined hands in the cleanliness drive which was flagged off by Mangaluru City Police Commissioner, T R Suresh and Swami Dayadhipanandaji.
Though this was the 8th cleanliness drive carried out by the mission and people had participated in the earlier drives too, this drive received a lot of applause on social media due to the volunteering of Mrs. Sudheeksha Kiran, who had come with her 1-year-old daughter ‘Naksha’ in the drive. The photos of her cleaning the streets of Mangaluru with her baby held along went viral on the social media sites. This not only received a lot of accolades from all over the country but also gave out a significant statement – ‘Where there is a will, there is a way.’ Mrs. Sudheeksha became a sort of role model for the youngsters all over the country and also abroad.
One of the best response the viral post received was when Mrs. Sudheeksha’s dedication to the drive was compared with that of Vittoria Ronzulli, who had come to the parliament with her one-month-old baby.
Now we have learned that Mrs. Sudheeksha is participating in Mrs. Mangalore 2k18 competition which is being held for the first time in the city. As the age-old saying goes – Outer beauty fades with age. Inner beauty lasts a lifetime, we wish that many more women who are built with inner beauty than the outer one take part in the competition and eventually go on to win the competition, making it a point that this country has always been, is giving and will always give importance to inner beauty of a person rather the outer appearance.
As a mark of respect to the selfless service of Mrs. Sudheeksha Kiran, the following websites, and social media pages have carried the story: