Staff Correspondent

Udupi: Students, members of voluntary organisations and bhajan mandalis took out a jatha through thoroughfares to create public awareness about the “Sundara Udupi, Krishnana Udupi”, a scheme of Paryaya Puttige Math here on Saturday.

The participants of the jatha distributed pamphlets to people invoking them to reduce the use of plastic materials.

The shopkeepers were urged to use vegetable and other waste items for the production of organic fertilizer. They were urged to use old paper materials, plastic and other items for recycling.

People were urged to compulsorily throw the waste into garbage bins and keep the streets clean.

“The cleanliness drive should begin in houses and shops. Become members of the ‘Sundara sena’, and campaign to keep Udupi clean”, the pamphlets said.