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Volunteers clean up Kovai

Published Oct 4, 2014, 11:20 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 11:57 pm IST
As part of PM’s campaign many wield brooms
CoimbatoreAfter Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Swach Bharat, the industrial city of Coimbatore went on a massive clean-up drive.
Hundreds of youth from various organisations and college students wielded brooms and cleaned up the dirt-streaked bus terminals, railway stations, streets and public toilets.
On Fri-day morning, hundreds of BJP activists and members of the public joined hands to clear out the rubbish heaps, clean the tobacco stains at Gandhipuram town bus stand and the moffusil bus stand. After hours of cleaning, the bus terminals sported a clean look on Friday evening.
Responding to the Prime Minister’s clarion call on Thursday for a clean India, volunteers from various NGOs - Siruthuli, RAAC, Lead India 2020, TASK, MC3 my city clean city, Thiyana Pothu Sevai Maiyam - and students of Avinashilingam University, Sri Krishna College of Arts and Science, CMS College of Arts and Science were at Coimbatore railway junction on Thursday to clean the platforms.
They mopped each platform, subway, front and back entrance of the station. The team of volunteers also made an appeal to the passengers: “Help us keep the station neat and clean.” “The entire station was cleaned up with the support of all NGOs and college students on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi,” said Mr R. Raveendran, secretary of RAAC.
As actor Kamal Haasan was invited by Mr Modi for the clean-up mission, Kamal fans and members of the actor’s welfare association are gearing up to get into the cleaning act.
“We are planning to clean the vegetable markets, flower markets after a discussion with the corporation officials and office-bearers,” said P. Raguram an active member of the Kamal Haasan welfare association.
According to Mr Pradeep Nair, territory manager of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, as part of Clean India, their Bharat Gas team launched the cleaning mission at its LPG bottling plant at Peelamedu on Thrusday.
Location: Tamil Nadu