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Indian Coast Guard conducts 'Swachhata Abhiyan' as part of Raising Day

Port Blair ,

    Indian Coast Guard organized Special Swachhata Abhiyan yesterday at Corbyn's Cove Beach as part of 44th Coast Guard Raising Day. The event was organised to spread awareness on cleanliness and creation of a clean and plastic free healthy habitat.
    Inspector General MV Pathak, TM, Commander, Coast Guard Region (A&N) led the campaign at Corbyn's Cove and stressed upon the importance of clean beaches and preserving the fragile marine ecosystem in these pristine Islands. He emphasized the dedication and commitment of Coast Guard fraternity towards rendering selfless services for the people of the Islands. He further stated that Indian Coast Guard has transformed this beautiful idea of coastal cleanup into a tool which spreads awareness about the necessity of cleaner maritime environment and environmental preservation. Stating that Andaman & Nicobar Islands are a bio-diverse & eco-sensitive area, he reminded the gathering that we are surrounded from all sides with ocean, therefore, harmony with the ocean is an important part of our living. A total of 45 gunny bags of plastic waste was collected whilst cleaning the premises. Safety gloves and masks were worn by all participants and utmost care was exercised with respect to hygiene and COVID-19 protocol.
    Indian Coast Guard is committed to the protection of marine environment and shall continue to organize such drives to educate and motivate the general public on the issue, a press release from Coast Guard said.