Suchithwa Bodhana Yajnam, padayathra (rally), commenced on Wednesday, with a vision of “Clean, Green and Healthy Ernakulam District in 15 years”.
The padayathra which started from Aluva will touch all important centres before concluding at Kakkanad on January 15. It will touch Paravoor Kavala, Nedumbassery, Angamaly, Kalady, Perumbavoor, Keezhillam, Muvattupuzha, Kolencherry, Vyttila, Thevara, Ernakulam, Edappally and Kalamassery before reaching its final point at Kakkanad.
George Peter Pittapilly, who is at the helm of the movement, said,” Our surroundings are getting polluted every year, and there’s not a single place without wastes being heaped up. Unless the people are educated about the need of keeping earth, water and air clean, the consequences will be unbearable.”
He said, it is the fourth year since the movement had been started and it would also be their mission to attract committed individuals, institutions and organisations as core agents to support the government’s “Clean Kerala” initiative.
Hundreds of students from various colleges, NSS, Scouts and other units will participate in the rally.
Suchithwa Bodhana Yajnam, a self-sacrificing mission, took shape in August 2010. The first padayathra was in January 2011 lasting for 15 days.
The team members during the rally visited 15 educational institutions and conducted discussions with students and teachers. It received warm welcome from all people.
Fr Pittappilly said this time also the members would visit important educational institutions and organisations on the way and will educate them about the importance of keeping the houses and surroundings clean.