Mumbai: ‘Beach Please’, a students-led initiative in association with Panaah, a social festival of KPB Hinduja College, on Sunday organised an inter-collegiate event ‘Clean Coast Cup 2018’, in which a total of 1200 students from various colleges across the city, collected 25 tonnes of garbage covering a stretch of 3.5 kms from Prabhadevi to Mahim.
In this event, Deputy Mayor, Hemangi Worlikar, president of Yuva Sena Aaditya Thackarey, MLA Sada Sarvankar, Corporator Amey Ghole and former Mayor, Vishakha Raut marked their presence. The President of Yuva Sena Aaditya Thackeray while reminiscing his childhood days in his speech said, “I’m happy that the beaches of our city are getting cleaned, I remember, early as a kid when I used to visit the beaches they were pretty clean, the amount of waste was less but now the amount of waste we as a city generate on daily basis is tremendous.”
The initiative of cleaning the beaches across the city is now in the 57th week, Sunita Kalambe the mother of Malhar Kalambe, founder of this initiative, said while talking to The Free Press Journal, “We had been to Bali few years back, the beaches over there are very clean and the condition of our beaches aren’t good, that is when Malhar decided came up with the idea of this initiative.”
“Cleaning of beaches involves a lot of expenses and financially he did not receive any help from anyone, there were times when very few people would come up to help in cleaning but still I’m happy that he never gave up on this initiative and grateful to all the people who have been providing him their support.” Sunita added.