A bikers' group from Bengaluru sets an example by cleaning up Thimmappana Betta near Ramnagara
A bikers group led by Arun Kumar, a Bengaluru-based biker has done something commendable. Arun, along with 20 bikers cleaned up the Thimmappana Betta that is at a distance of 12 kilometers from the Ramnagara bus stop on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway.
In a Facebook post, Arun has shared how the betta (hillock) was strewn around with used plastic bottles, plastic plates, cups, empty beer cans and bottles. The entire group took it upon themselves to clear all the trash using gunny bags.
The end motive, as Arun shares, was that people who see the post must learn and spread the word to not litter such public spaces.
Here’s the complete post:
So this is how we cleaned up Thimmappana Betta today. About 20 of the bikers who care for the environment turned up and picked hundreds of broken pieces of beer bottles, plastic bottles, beer cans, plastic plates, plastic cups etc. In the process few of them cut themselves while collecting this pieces but no one complained. We had to resort to riding gloves to pick more. It was that bad. All the gunny bags we carried got over and we had to borrow some bags from the construction workers nearby.
But this is not over. If we leave it at that, the same will repeat again. What we can collectively do is raise awareness.
Teach your elders, kids,friends not to leave your trash behind. Educate them about cleanliness and ask them to promote the same. Everytime you go for a trip, add a photo of how you are bringing back your trash, talk about it, discuss it, if you are a vlogger, talk to your subscribers about it, overall make a noise. Spread the word. Spread as much as that someday we will never have to do such cleanliness drives. If you are already doing this, I have the at most respect for you.
At last big thanks to all the people who came today, leaving all the work to clean the place which you leave it for someone else to enjoy. You guys are awesome.