An Awareness drive was organised on ” Swatcha Bharat Abhiyaan” on the 2nd of October, 2018 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti by the Department of Electrotherapy & Electrodiagnosis, D.Y.Patil School Of Physiotherapy, Nerul, Navi Mumbai.
The event saw an overwhelming response from the students in attendance of 21 volunteers. It was held in collaboration with “United ways Mumbai” a non profit organisation.
The abhiyaan began early morning at 9.30. Instructions were given by the instructors about the dos and don’t in marshy lands and bushes.
Gloves, masks, tshirts were provided by the organisers and we started the cleanliness drive by collecting all types of non biodegradable wastes which included plastic, tyres, electronic waste , beer bottles and murtis washed ashore. 10 -15 big bags of waste was collected and segregated at a center point.
This was followed by planting saplings of mangroves i.e. 100 in number along the marshy areas followed by a nature trail which educated us about the flora in and around the forest area.The event ended by a mandatory hand wash and refreshments.
The whole event was covered live by Ndtv India and a small message by the brand ambassador of Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan – Mr. Amitabh Bachchan was made audible to us.
'Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.' - Albert Einstein