Trash mob by Kumaran’s Children’s home students cleans the streets

After The Ugly Indian, it is the turn of a small group of students to inspire Bangalore to take ownership of the streets. Hello Bangalore Trash Mob swings into action to clean a chosen street.

A group of ten children, was seen cleaning up a dirty plot in BTM Layout on Ramzan . They managed to pick twelve large bags of trash. Here is their story.

Two 16-year-olds, Vivek and Adhesh from Sri Kumaran’s Children’s Home started Bangalore Trash Mob as a social action project for schools, and this has now become an ongoing community service with the help of their friends. Despite being busy with board exams, they found time to conduct two mobs last year. On Ramzan holiday, while a majority of children spent time with their gadgets, hung around in malls or simply lazed at home, these children chose to clean up a plot in BTM layout; this was their first trash mob this year. It is a great pleasure to see young people getting involved in community service.

After the success of the third mob on Ramzan, one of the co-founders of Bangalore Trash Mob, Vivek Krishnaswamy said,

“Honestly, we had to come up with something for our Social Action Project, and we decided to start cleaning up plots! Then after some brainstorming and watching the movie Step Up 4 (with all the flash mobs), we came up with the name ‘Trash Mob.’

After the first and second one went well, we decided to expand it and make it a year round activity. We started in December 2013, and from then we’ve conducted three mobs. Because of school and tests, we weren’t able to do much. It will be frequent going forward, once a month at least. We expected NO RESPONSE from the public today, but we had eight people, residents of BTM, come and help us. Many people stopped by and commended our work as well. It was quite good today.”

Vivek said that the group pools in money, to organise for the trash bags, gloves, masks and flyers. He also added that it is open to the public and that they would like to see more people participate in cleaning up Bangalore for a healthier, greener city. The mob will be in action today – August 9th, 2014.

Contact Details:

Mobile : +919620850613, +919902061316

facebook :

email :

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Similar Story

Study shows TNPCB ill-equipped to monitor the environmental impact of pollution

The scientific team of TNPCB is working at half its strength, affecting the Board's ability to carry out inspections in Chennai and other parts of the State.

The Central Pollution Control Board and the State Pollution Control Boards are the primary custodians for preventing and controlling all forms of pollution in our country. Despite their significant role in environmental protection, the public is mostly unaware of the functions of these regulatory bodies, due to insufficient research. Therefore, we at Citizen consumer & civic Action Group (CAG) have attempted to understand the functions of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB), through a study titled โ€˜The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in Retrospect: An Examination of Selected Parameters from 2017 to 2022.โ€™ Read more: Fisherfolk lament as environmental…

Similar Story

Why the national programme for clean air failed a gasping Mumbai

Mumbai has seen an alarming decline in air quality. A look at the limited impact of the National Clean Air Programme on mitigating pollution.

October 2023 was a shocker for Mumbai. The coastal city has historically recorded lower AQI levels as compared to Delhi, which is notorious for its poor air quality. But the tables turned in October 2023, with AQI in Mumbai reaching dangerously high levels of up to 300, surpassing Delhi for several days. This led to a slew of respiratory ailments, more so among the vulnerable populations. PM2.5 levels have, in fact, seen a consistent increase in Mumbai over the past three years. Dr Jui Mandke, a paediatric surgeon practising in Mumbai, says, โ€œIn October 2023, we encountered the maximum number…