Rotaractors on a coastal cleanup drive

Members of RAC Saveetha School of Management with sanitary workers at the Marina Beach, Chennai.
Members of RAC Saveetha School of Management with sanitary workers at the Marina Beach, Chennai.

Rotaract Club of Saveetha School of Management, sponsored by Rotary Club of Chennai Mitra, RID 3232, participated in a coastal cleanup drive at the Marina Beach in Chennai.

“Only when we participate in such activities, we can understand the extent to which we destroy our beaches. People have to be sensitised about caring for our public places. And we Chennaiites must be proud of our Marina Beach, India’s longest and the world’s longest beach. Instead our mindless littering spoils its beauty,” says Pratap Sinh S Bhosale, the club’s public relations officer. Ten out of the club’s 35 members participated in the activity. They interacted with the sanitary workers at the beach and gave them financial aid “as incentive for their work”.

It was indeed heartbreaking for the Rotaract volunteers to hear them say that all their hardwork would be useless, for, the next morning the place will again be filled with similar garbage “because of the uncaring attitude of people. We spoke with some of the visitors at the beach and gently requested them to always bring a cloth carry bag whenever they visit a park or a beach, to put garbage such as plastic bags or wrappers after eating snacks at these places,” he says.

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