Indian Consulate in New York joins beach clean-up event

India’s Consul General in New York Randhir Jaiswal, right, meeting other organizers of the Beach Cleaning event May 21, 2023, on Long Beach, NY. PHOTO: courtesy Indian Consulate

The Consulate General of India, New York, in partnership with Shanti Fund and New York State Parks Department, participated in a Beach Cleaning activity on May 21, 2023, at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York as part of G-20 ‘Beach Cleanup’ initiative.

“Addressing marine litter” is one of the focus areas under India’s G20 Presidency.

“Keeping Gandhian ideals on cleanliness at centerstage, the beach cleanup drive was a part of India’s global initiative to bring attention to the problem of marine litter and the need to work together towards sustainable development of oceans,” the Consulate said in a press release. The activity also formed part of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” – celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence.

Some of the participants in the May 21, 2023 beach cleanup event on Long Beach, NY, in which the Indian Consulate in New York participated. PHOTO: Indian Consulate

Speaking on the occasion, India’s Consul General Randhir Jaiswal, highlighted the message behind the theme of India’s G20 Presidency ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ and emphasized the importance of Mission LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment) and the need to adopt sustainable and environment-friendly lifestyles.

It is a matter of urgency that we, the global community, address plastic waste dumping into the sea, Jaiswal said. The initiative will draw global attention to the need to combat coastal and marine pollution and the role of citizens and their participation in preventing and cleaning up marine litter, he indicated.

Participants in the beach cleanup event May 21, 2023, at Long Beach, NY. PHOTO: Indian Consulatle

The event saw enthusiastic participation from the members of the community who came in large numbers including children to be part of the Swachhata Abhiyan and celebration of Mission LiFE, the Consulate said in the press release.

A participant in the beach cleanup event May 21, 2023, at Long Beach, NY. PHOTO: Indian Consulate


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