Weekend Cleanup: Indian Coast Guard Transforms Chennai Marina Beach to Green Marina

by OldSailor on September 20, 2008

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This morning Chennai Marina was giving a festive look. As part of International Coastal Cleanup 2008, this weekend Indian Coast Guard took the initiative to cleanup Chennai beaches. Hundreds of college students, government and private agencies participated in the event from early morning with the rising sun watching the events from Bay of Bengal. The collected trash was assessed and the best team was given prize. A coast guard helicopter also demonstrated Search and Rescue (SAR) on the Marina beach. Light refreshments were provided to the participants.

Inspector General, Surinder Pal Singh Basra, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) thanked all the participants and the event finished around 1030 hours.

Here are some photographs of the cleanup operation:

Students on trash collection drive, a dead dog on the beach

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dead dog being collected for disposal

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coast guard team on cleanup action

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Chennai Port Trust and students on cleanup drive

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Corporation of Chennai on standby for safe disposal of trash

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collected trash being assessed by coast guard

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college students with their banner and coast guard on SAR display

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Commander, Coast Guard Region (East) thanking the team

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students waiting to know the best team, trash collected for disposal

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prize winning teams

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Also more photographs can be viewed at Flickr.

Update: September 21

News coverage of the International Coastal Cleanup at Chennai on September 20 is available. Read The Hindu, ExpressBuzz, Radio and Music.

Further, cleanup operations of beaches in other parts of Tamilnadu is here at The Hindu.

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