Enthusiastic response for Save Beach Campaign
Enthusiastic response for Save Beach Campaign[Updated 2013-09-02 11:16:00 ]
Mangalore : The Save Beach Campaign organised on September 1, Sunday saw an enthusiastic participation by over 1200 volunteers including NSS volunteers, students and members of the general public. The Campaign was organised to commemorate the 60th birthday celebrations of Matha Amrithanandamayi by the Matha Amrithanandamayi Mutt in association with other organizations.
The campaign ensured cleanliness of Panambur, Someshwara,Bengre, Chitrapura, Suratkal, Hosabettu and Mukka beaches. However, the volunteers had a tough time in cleaning up the Tannirbavi beach where garbage was at its highest. Only half of the garbage including waste bottles could be cleared by the volunteers. Many even had to suffer cuts and wounds while clearing up the garbage and had to be given first aid.The piled up garbage was later cleared in MCC trucks.
The campaign began after Yoga and breathing exercises for the volunteers many of whom had turned up early in the morning. Yathish Baikampady, Chief Executive Officer of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project feels such drives should be held once a month to maintain total cleanliness of the beaches.