Udupi, Nov 10, 2019: As per directions given to various department, by Udupi DC G Jagadeesha to gather 1,000 volunteers to clean Malpe and Padukere beaches under Swachh Bharat drive on November 12.
The DC interacting with officials during the preparatory meeting on the beach cleanliness campaign held at DC office in Manipal. Jagadeesha said students from nursing colleges, PU colleges, youth associations, Bhajan Mandalis, NSS, NCC, Scouts and Guides should be involved to ensure the success of the drive.
The drive will be inaugurated by Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda in Malpe beach.
Arrangements should be made to allow artists to make sand sculptures on the beaches. Parking facility should be provided and suitable measures should be taken to dispose the collected garbage, the deputy commissioner said. Sign boards should be put up on the way to the beaches, he added. Indeed the environment is gaining importance slow but steady, more participation is needed.