300 children take part in ‘coastal clean-up’ drive

As many as 300 children participated in the coastal clean-up drive’ on the banks of Mutha river in Kalyani Nagar area,recently.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:November 4, 2010 12:33 am

As many as 300 children participated in the coastal clean-up drive’ on the banks of Mutha river in Kalyani Nagar area,recently.

Bubbling with enthusiasm and not showing any signs of fatigure,the children put in their best foot forward to clean the river banks of garbage and filth.

Among the children from many schools of Pune including Stella Maris and the Bishop’s school,who actively helped clean up the river bank,were 70 special children belonging to underprivileged families. These children represented Human Organisation for Pioneering in Education (HOPE).

Equipped with latex gloves and garbage collection bags,the childre spread out on the plastic choked banks,determined to collect all the waste. Oblivious to the scorching heat,the childre went further down the bank. “When it comes to cleaning the banks,we won’t hesitate,” said one children. “Their effort is laudable. Coming from the backgrounds they are rarely taught the importance of conserving our environment,the children understood the gravity of the situation. They learnt that by a simple action a greater cause is served. It was an experience they will with themselves for time to come,” said Mannat Randhawa,one of the activists who actively participated in the clean up drive.

HOPE was the only NGO that participated in the coastal clean up,said Mannat Randhawa,an activist.

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