Mantra Beach Cleanup – September 2020
The Mantra beach clean-up event was a great success with almost 140 participants actively taking part. This was the first beach clean up event organized since the pandemic with all the necessary Covid-19 precautions being implemented. This event was originally scheduled to happen last Sunday on Sept 20th but due to excessive rains and flood situations in the region, the beach clean-up event was postponed for this Sunday on Sept 27th.
We expected the crowd to be around 80 to 100 but it was more than 140 people who gathered for this from different clubs.
Everyone was asked to register their name, phone number, the temperature was checked, masks & gloves were provided to all.
Volunteers were briefed on the event and the importance of segregation of waste. There was a briefing to all participants on the larger motive behind this event and also what impact it will have on every segment. Glass, plastic, and synthetic materials were segregated accordingly and kept in different colored bags to dispatch it to a recycling plant.
Our volunteers were too good that we were in shortage of plastic bags which we had brought to collect trash.
We had DIG Coastguard Venkatesh and NMPT Deputy Chair KG Nath grace the gathering. All volunteers who were involved in this event pledged to segregate the waste in their home and spread a word in their circle.
Surfing Swami Foundation @ssfindia along with Mantra Surf Club, Young Indians, and CII wholeheartedly thank all our amazing sponsors Thyme Mangalore, Adventure Worx, Bisleri, Kalbhavi Cashews, Aruna Masala for helping this event run smoothly and successfully. And the most important part of today’s event was our volunteer group from clubs in and around Mulki: Lions club Mulki, Leo Club Mulki, Mangalore Bicycle club, Yuvavahini Mulki, Panchadurga Bappandu, Gajanana Sports club Thokuru, Kayak Boyz, Scouts and Guides, and all media personnel present, without you it was impossible to achieve this milestone.