As part of various initiatives and activities planned by the Indian Navy to commemorate World Environment Day – 2023, Beach Cleanup and Plantation drives were undertaken by the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in all coastal states on the eastern seaboard on 05 Jun 23. The events witnessed a very large participation of Naval, DSC and Defence Civilian personnel along with their family members.
The objective of the beach cleanup drive was to educate all personnel, their family members and other citizens about the accumulation and negative impact of garbage/ waste along the coastlines and beaches, along with measures to mitigate the same. Washed-off debris and plastic waste were collected, segregated and handed over for safe disposal.
The plantation drives carried out in all naval stations further affirmed the Indian Navy’s commitment towards the preservation of the environment and the Go Green concept. Teachers and Students from Kendriya Vidyalayas participated by planting saplings on the school premises. The outreach activities undertaken by the Eastern Naval Command to strengthen the Mission 𝙇𝙞𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙮𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙤𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 (LiFE) initiative of the Govt of India commenced with LiFE Pledge taking ceremony. This was followed by activities which included Blood Donation Camp, Awareness Seminars, Bicycle rallies, tree plantation drives, beach cleaning and other environment-friendly initiatives.