Visakhapatnam: The Eastern Naval Command (ENC) and Coast Guard personnel today embarked on a drive to clean up beaches and waterfronts in the city to mark the 30th International Coastal Day.
They were joined by their families, students of various schools, colleges and local residents during the drive.
ENC Chief of Staff, Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma flagged off the drive themed 'Fighting for Thrash Free Seas' at Rama Krishna Beach to Naval Coastal Battery.
The drive covered large areas spread all along the coast of the city and its outskirts, covering the Rama Krishna Beach, Tenneti Park, Rushikonda Beach, Kalinga beach and Yarada beach.
Two major naval units also undertook the cleanup drive near Double Bridge and inside the Naval Dockyard.
Vice Admiral Bimal Verma complemented citizen of Vizag for coming forward for the noble cause.
He also complemented the efforts of Greater Visakha Municipal Corporation in making Visakhapatnam a clean and green city.
The drive was also intended to inculcate amongst the general populace, the necessity of keeping the beaches clean and of safeguarding our environment, he added.