Vivekananda Study Circle (VSC), the non-profit Socio-Cultural Organization in Technopark joined hands with Punyam Poonkavanam, an initiative headed by P.Vijayan, IPS, aiming ‘Clean Sabarimala’. VSC has decided to support in campaign through social media as well as directly with devotees.
As part of initial phase , a direct campaign was conducted on 5th Dec ‘15, covering all major temples in Trivandrum starting from Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. The volunteers has communicated the importance and guidelines for maintaining Sabarimala clean and plastic free to devotees and to the Temple authorities. They have distributed the flyers and put up banners to create awareness among people. The campaign was widely accepted in by devotees and Temple authorities.
As the next step, they conducted a road show campaign starting from Technopark till Panthalam Valiyakoyikal Palace, spreading the message ‘to avoid plastics to Sabarimala’. The campaign covered bus stations and 12 important temples including Nilamel Ayappa temple, Kottarakkara Ganapathy Temple, Aranmula Temple, Chegannur temple, etc. Temple Authorities warmly welcomed the volunteers of Punyam Poonkavanam and assured to take necessary steps to remove plastics in Sabarimala & Temple premises.
VSC has plans to co-ordinate the Pampa and Sabarimala Sannithanam cleaning campaign in future.