INDIA. Mumbai: A Special Coastal Cleanup Drive was organised by the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), West Zone, in association with various voluntary agencies in line with the theme “Plastic Free Oceans and Swachh Sagar Surakshit Sagar” at Dadar Chowpati, in Central Mumbai on Saturday.
ICG’s coastal clean up drive in Mumbai
In the drive, the volunteers collected 160 Kg of Plastic Waste, 900 Kg of biodegradable waste and 1200 Kg of miscellaneous garbage including sharp glasses and rusted wires.
The various units of ICG in Mumbai, students from Kirti College, volunteers from NSS / RSS / NCC / NGOs / My Green Society, along with state administration, enthusiastically participated in the event to spread awareness on ‘Swachh Bharat’.
The drive was organized in conjunction with ICG’s 47th anniversary, which will occur on February 1. The aim of conducting the coastal cleanup was to spread awareness among citizens about the prevention of marine pollution and the cleanliness of oceans from plastic waste.
The event facilitated in strengthening the bond of camaraderie between Indian Coast and local populace towards this cause, an ICG statement read.
DIG Atul Parlikar, Tatrakshak (TM) Medal, from the Indian Coast Guard welcomed the chief guest. He emphasised the importance of preserving the pristine environment for future generations.
Chief Guest Neel Helekar, Trustee and Chairman of Kirti College, stressed the importance of keeping the historic Chaityabhoomi Beach at Dadar Chowpati and other areas of the coast clean, serene, and beautiful in his keynote address.
DIG PB Mandal, TM, proposed the vote of thanks with a note “Together we will strive to keep our oceans and coast clean from Plastic, Garbage and Marine Pollutants.” The drive was organised as part of the 47th Anniversary of ICG falling on First February.