Kochi: Naval personnel from the Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT) of Southern Naval Command (SNC) undertook a beach cleanup drive at Cherai Beach in Kerala.
A total of 75 naval personnel participated in the expedition on Saturday, which got support from the local population and tourists, in ensuring a clean and green ecosystem for future generations, a Defence release said here Sunday.
This would give a fillip to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan campaign and awareness on the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated on June 5, it said.
Earlier, the naval personnel conducted a cycling expedition, from Naval Base to Cherai beach and back.
The cycling expedition was flagged off by Commodore Kunal Singh Rajkumar, Commodore in charge of Training at SNC.
The aim of the beach cleanup and expedition was to promote awareness about environment conservation and to develop camaraderie, sportsmanship, physical fitness as also to encourage green initiatives such as cycling, the release added.