Student-run club in Mumbai to organize beach clean-up

The social service club run by the students under Lions Club International is all set to participate in an annual beach clean-up programme.

Student-run club in Mumbai to organize beach clean-up

On Monday, December 7, the Leo Club of G.N. Khalsa College, a student-run social service club under Lions Club International, has invited people to the annual beach clean-up programme.

Moreover, this is to take place at Dadar Chowpatty, near Indu Mills Complex and Suryavanshi Hall. According to sources, MP Rahul Shewale is supposed to grace the occasion as a special guest.

Beach clean-up happens to be an important and crucial part of modern times. Every year several individuals volunteer for the chore of picking up trash from the beaches. This is particularly important as this helps volunteers and experts understand the scale of marine plastic problems and figure out the potential for solutions.

Meanwhile, the BMC had earlier transformed the Mahim beach by covering the area with a foot of sand and plans to raise the height of sand over by another two feet. Moreover, this ecological move was followed by the plantation of 250 Suru trees on the beach which are suitable for sandy soil near the seashore. This tree is usually planted throughout the tropics, especially for being able to provide timber whilst growing on sandy soils near the coast, therefore, also providing shelter and protection for the soil.

The Mahim beach had earlier witnessed the return of migratory birds after two years of constant clean-up by citizen resident groups. The resurrection of the beach was gradually observed under the care of husband-wife duo Indranil Sengupta and Rabia Tewari, along with the Koli community and other Mahim residents who worked consistently from September 2017 to remove 1,000 tonnes of garbage.

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