A total of 80 volunteers gathered for the beach clean up which included young students, enthusiastic locals, volunteers from South Africa, Austria, and members of Mantra Surf Club. The volunteers assembled early in the morning at around 7:00 AM at Mantra Surf Club and continued beach clean up until 9:30 AM. Over 100 bags of various wastes were carefully segregated into plastics, glass bottles, rubber and bio-degradable wastes which were later transported in plastic bags to waste treatment plants.
Mr. Saurabh Dubey, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, Mangalore, Mr.Yatish Baikampady, CEO, Panambur Beach Development Authority, and Mr. Gaurav Hegde, Secretary, Kanara Small Industries Association headed the beach clean-up program today. They also spoke about the necessity of regular beach clean up programs and long-term solution to waste disposal.
Surfing Swami Foundation is determined to play a major role in educating and supporting these initiatives with Government agencies, private organizations and corporate bodies.
Although Surfing Swami [Jack Hebner] wasn’t there with us today due to his travel schedule he was there in spirits and His brother Jefferson Carr (Goswami) represented Surfing Swami and carried the same spirit in inspiring an motivating us.
Surfing Swami Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, nurturing, and empowering young underprivileged boys & girls from coastal villages with surfing being one of the key proponents. Ocean conservation and awareness programs are also some of the initiatives taken up by the Surfing Swami Foundation.
Mantra Surf Club is India’s first and premier surfing club dedicated to pastimes of surfing and other water sports activities. Members of Mantra Surf Club are passionate about surfing, ocean conservation, and community development.
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