International Beach Cleanup Day was observed by the National Building Research Center, National Center for Coastal Research Chennai, and SRMIST-Unnat Bharat Abhiyan cleaned up the Kovalam beach. About 150 students and professors joined the clean-up drive held at Kovalam beach. Dr. V. Thirumurugan, Associate Director (Campus Life) SRMIST and Nodal officer Unnat Bharat Abhiyan-SRMIST inaugurated the event under the chairmanship of Dr. Prabhakar Misra, Researcher, Indian Coastal Research Center.
The team went on a campaign march from the beach in Kovalam panchayat and ended at the Kovalam bus stand to raise awareness of cleanliness. They were joined by villagers, who also raised awareness on the prevention of the use of plastic, maintain environmental hygiene, and protect the cleanliness of the beach.
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