Beach Cleanup Drive Undertaken at Cherai Beach by Southern Naval Command
Naval personnel from the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology of Southern Naval Command (SNC) undertook a beach cleanup drive at Cherai beach on 01 June 2019. A total of 75 naval personnel participated in the beach cleanship expedition, which got much support from the local population and tourists, in ensuring a clean and green ecosystem for future generations. This would give a fillip to the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan Campaign’ and awareness on the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on 05 June 2019.
Earlier the naval personnel conducted a cycling expedition, from Naval Base to Cherai beach and back. The cycling expedition, which was flagged off by Commodore Kunal Singh Rajkumar, Commodore in charge of Training, at SNC covered a total distance of 75 km through Ernakulam town and Pallipuram village, before culminating at Cherai Beach.
The aim of the beach cleanup and expedition was to promote awareness about environment conservation and to develop camaraderie, esprit-de-corps, sportsmanship, physical fitness as also to encourage green initiatives such as cycling.