More Than 1000 Students From Alva’s Education Foundation Take Part in Beach Cleaning Programme

More Than 1000 Students From Alva’s Education Foundation Take Part in Beach Cleaning Programme

More than a 1,000 student from Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodbidri, participated in a beach cleaning programme jointly organised with Surfing Swamy Foundation, Mulki, at Hejmadikodi in Udupi district on December 5, Sunday. Student volunteers from Alva’s Engineering College, Indian Institute of Research, NCC Cadets Foundation institutions and others participated in the drive.

About a 4-km-long beach area at Hejmadikodi where the Nandini and the Shambhavi join the Arabian Sea was cleaned of plastic, glass, rubber, foam and other waste that not only pollute the aqua system but also affect marine life, during the drive. The weekly beach cleaning drives is being held since six weeks and has yielded over 22 tonnes of non-biodegtheradable waste. The collected waste was handed over to a recycling unit in the Baikampady industrial area.

After Hejmadikodi, Alva’s plans to focus on Bengre Beach front in Mangalore. The students will also focus on creating awareness among people not to throw trash into the aqua system. Surfing Swamy Director Gaurav Hegde said that the foundation also undertakes beach cleaning programmes besides promoting surfing. It has been promoting water sports among youngsters along the State’s coast and also training them in life saving skills.

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