‘World’s largest’ beach cleanliness drive to be held in Puri on Saturday

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To mark the World Cleanup Day, celebrated on September 21 every year, the world’s ‘largest’ cleanliness drive will be organised at a beach in Odisha’s Puri on Saturday.

Puri: To mark the World Cleanup Day, celebrated on September 21 every year, the world’s ‘largest’ cleanliness drive will be organised at a beach in Odisha’s Puri on Saturday.

More than 5,000 volunteers are participating in the mammoth two-hour clean-up drive where around 100 spots on the Puri beach would be cleaned vigorously. The initiative is an attempt to revive the coastal areas of the district which were ravaged by Cyclone Fani four months ago.

The mega clean-up exercise was scheduled to start at 6 am on September 21 in which at least 30-40 volunteers would be present in each of the 100 spots, 20 of which would be in Puri and Konark municipality areas alone.

In 2016, a mega cleanliness drive was organised at Mumbai’s Versova beach wherein over 2,000 people including residents, celebrities and UN officials had come together to make the Versova beach litter-free.

The drive in Puri has been touted as larger exercise than the one executed on Versova beach, in terms of the number of people involved and the span of the area to be covered.

 

 

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