Plastic Muktha Campus

This year Don Bosco Child Labour Mission (DBCLM), Davangere celebrated the 150 th birth anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi, the Father of our Nation in a different way. The celebration had a grand gathering of the students and staff, a public rally and cleaning the surroundings of DBCLM. The gathering started at 10:00 am. Fr. Cyril Sagayaraj sdb, Director of DBCLM was the chief guest. Other guests of honour on the dais included Mr. Sunil H (Coordinator, Don Bosco Open Shelter, Davangere), Mr. Manjappa B (Coordinator, Don Bosco CREAM, Davangere), Mr. Ramanaik Y (Chair Person, CWC, Davangere and Social Activist of DB CREAM, Davangere), Mr. Durugappa R (Coordinator, Don Bosco CS, Davangere) and Mrs. Meenakshi Umesh (Skills for Life Trainer). The gathering had a few programmes put up by the students and talks by the guests. All the speakers talked about Gandhiji and his principles. Fr Cyril remembered also Fr. Kuriakose Puthenpurayil, sdb who started DBCLM, as his birthday too fell on the same day. The main attraction of the gathering was the exhortation to keep the campus free of single use plastic.

Soon after the gathering the staff and students went in a procession along the road in front of the center to the nearby junction at the RTO Office, shouting out slogans against use of plastic and holding placards in hand. They also stood there at the junction in a circle for a while shouting loud the slogans and displaying the placards. Once the procession reached back it was the time for cleaning around. The staff and students took quite a long time and cleaned in and around the center. The programme ended just before lunch. The whole exercise was a visible sign of the commitment of the staff to keep the campus free of single use plastic and for the students a learning experience. Back