Cleaning Mumbai one beach at a time

Cleaning Mumbai one beach at a time

While the country is still trying to grapple with the crisis caused by Coronavirus, not many would venture out to lend their hands in cleaning the beach. However, actor Randeep Hooda and environmentalist Afroz Shah are an exception in this regards.

On Sunday the duo joined forces and helped the Safai Karamcharis in cleaning the Versova beach. While doing their bit they also paid attention to social distancing norms that have been put in place and also wore a mask at all times.  

 He shared a bunch of pictures and a video of this beach cleaning exercise to motivate others to also do their bit. He captioned the post as, "This is the backyard of humanity and it’s not pretty..being a #Safaikarmachari (cleaning worker) with the inspirational @afrozshah_ to clean my backyard, helping the tireless @my_bmc #frontlineworkers in the #MumbaiRains maintaining #SocialDistancing #masks let’s start respecting #MotherNature 🙏🏽 what is your backyard? Have you seen it lately? Let’s do our bit wherever we are #ocean #savetheplanet #savetheocean #noplanetb #environment" 

Speaking on stepping out for the initiative, Randeep said, “We keep our homes clean. Is this planet not our home? Due to our mindset/lifestyle/habits, we are choking our Mother Earth. The oceans and marine creatures are dying. We are one organism, all interconnected. So, let’s do our bit from wherever we are by being the change. Let’s stop the use of single-use plastic and be careful and responsible with our garbage.”

Afroz Shah too took to Twitter to mention that they helped clear four truckloads of plastic and garbage from the beach in this cleanliness drive. He tweeted, "Week 248. Beach cleaning is

Protecting marine species from plastic becoming their food
Protecting the fragile ocean ecosystem from plastic pollution
Changing the mindset to adopt Circular Economy
Less plastic in ocean gyres
then a clean beach. Randeep Hooda and me at it".

It has been raining constantly over the weekend in Mumbai and that did not deter the two of them from venturing out and lending their hand to the BMC workers. 

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