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INTERNATIONAL  COASTAL CLEAN UP DAY 2005  

1.         Pollution at sea and around coastal areas is a major source of environment and ecological disaster around the world.  Besides pollution from the ships and other marine crafts, it has been observed that the maximum pollution is caused by the pollutants through sewage/chemical drains, by general public living close to the coastal areas and places such as beaches which are frequently visited by the public for recreation/relaxation.  With a view to encourage and educate the people in maintaining a neat and clean environment around coastal areas and beaches, ‘International Coastal Clean Up Day’ is being observed on Saturday the 17 Sep 2005.  A large number of agencies with in India and all over the world would be participating in this event. This headquarters has decided to observe Saturday  the 24 Sep 2005  as  the ‘Clean Up Day ’ because of  17 Sep  being  the final day for Ganesh immersion ceremony  and since Coast Guard will be involved in providing sea ward security as well as search & rescue in case of any eventuality/emergency.    

2.         Indian Coast Guard being the nodal agency in our country to provide neat and clean seas around our maritime zones and coastal areas assumes greater responsibility in this international event.  Headquarters, Coast Guard Region (W) has planned number of activities in this regard to assist the civil authorities, in beach cleaning and spreading awareness among the general public in keeping the beaches clean and maintaining a pollution free environment.  All Coast Guard  personnel and civilian employees of Coast Guard AT Mumbai will participate in the clean up on Saturday the 24 Sep 2005 to make the event a successful. In addition to this other agencies, NGO’s, school/college students and local public in ICC-2005 will also be participating.  

3          It is therefore requested that wide publicity of the event be given at regular intervals till 24th Sep 2005 through your publications in order to augment our endeavor to spread awareness among the general public in keeping the beaches clean and maintaining a pollution free environment.  Any additional information can be obtained from the undersigned on phone no. 24324991 / 24219860 / 24301028.      

 

                                                                                       (P Vasistha)
                                                                                      
Commandant (JG)
                                                                                      
Public Relation Officer
                                                                                      
For Commander
                                                                                      
Coast Guard Region (West)
                                                                                        cgwest@mtnl.net.in

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Porbandar Beach Clean-up 1