Mangaluru, Jun 5: Cleaning up the beaches will not just ensure a beautiful coastline but help maintain a healthy Marine ecosystem. NCC Cadets along with the Scouts and Guides of Mount Carmel Central School (MCCS) Maryhil had participated in beach clean-up drive at Bengre beach on June 5.
The drive was organized by United Way Mumbai in partnership with Plastic Fischer. The aim of this programme was to create awareness among students, so that they contribute in keeping the beaches and water bodies clean by not polluting them with plastic waste and debris. As many as 51 active scouts and guides along with NNC cadets participated in this drive collected dry waste in the form of plastic bottles, wrappers, empty liquor bottles and other debris.
Andrew Dias, the representative of United Way Mumbai along with his team welcomed the students and guided them regarding safety measures to be taken while cleaning and also provided safety tools like gloves, mask and sanitizers. He also enlightened the students with types of waste found on beaches and its harmful effect on marine environment.
As instructed students segregated the trash as styrofoam, yellow foam, fishnet, plastic, recyclable and non-recyclable waste. Teachers Teena, Aparna Phadte and Ashwitha accompanied them.
Programme ended with the distribution of refreshments. All the participants were awarded with a certificate of participation. The team returned with a sense of satisfaction.