Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan

IMG-20181002-WA0000An 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.