Creating awareness through sticking posters on Tuberculosis by students and cleaning the surroundings in the prime locality of the city marked the World TB Day observance in Mangalore on Sunday.
The drive was carried out by Centre for Integrated Learning (CIL) in association with the Amala Bharat Campaign (ABC) of Mata Amruthanandamayi Mutt and Rotary Club of Mangalore and participated by students of Karnataka Ayurveda College and Srinivas Institute of Social Work.
The Deputy Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly N Yogish Bhat distributed the awareness brochures to launch the awareness drive and the locality cleaning programme at PVS Junction area. The specially designed TB Awareness poster which is endorsed by Indian Hockey legend Dhanraj Pillai is published by India Development Foundation (IDF). The posters were stuck at strategic locations so as to draw the attention of the passerby.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Bhat stressed the need for educate and create awareness among general public on diseases like TB which is purely caused due to lack of public hygiene. He appreciated the students for taken the responsibility of carrying forward the mission to eradicate such communicable diseases. He also mentioned that the City Corporation has been striving to work out effective measures to enable the solid waste management in the city.
Amruthanandamayi Mutt Pontiff Mangalananda Swamini, Swamini Sandhaya from Amaruthapuri in Kerala, Convener of ABC Dr. Jeevaraj Sorake, President of Rotary Club of Mangalore Madhav Suvarna, Executive Director of Centre for Integrated Learning Sachitha Nandagopal among others were present on the occasion.