Coast Guard conducts Swachh Sagar Abhiyaan


Port Blair, Dec 31: Indian Coast Guard conducts massive Clean Up drives at various places in A&N Islands including Kalipur beach at Diglipur and Marina beach at Port Blair during the week end. The Coast Guard personnel have undertaken beach cleanup drives, interaction programmes and other activities to spread awareness and motivate among various sections of society to participate in the flagship programme “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”. The service has been effectively contributing not only towards the Prime Minister’s visionary step of Clean India Campaign but also has taken steps towards ‘Swachh Sagar Abbiyaan’ wherein measures have been put in place for keeping our oceans clean.
The Coast Guard Air Enclave (CGAE) Port Blair organized a “Swachh Sagar Abhiyan” general awareness drive on 31 Dec 17 at the Marina Park Road. The officers and men of team CGAE conducted camps at multiple locations on Marine Drive to sensitise the early morning joggers and walkers. The Coast Guard personnel interacted with the local populace highlighting the demerits of marine pollution and importance of waste management. The people were apprised that “Swachh Bharat” is possible only when every person makes an effort and take responsibility of spreading awareness. The event ended with the Coast Guard Team taking the Swachhta pledge to re-dedicate our commitment and continue the cleanliness drive in the next year.
The Coast Guard station Diglipur along with CG boats C-140 and C-417 also organised Beach cleanship at “Kalipur beach” on 31 Dec 17. Considerable amount of manmade non-biodegradable garbage was collected from the Kalipur Beach, The garbage was segregated and disposed off in an environmental friendly manner. The event was witnessed and applauded by the locals and they also extended helping hand towards cleaning the area.

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