Kochi: In keeping with the spirit of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Southern Naval Command has embarked on a mass cleanliness drive in the Naval premises.
All echelons of the Southern Naval Command from the senior most to the junior most as well as their families participated voluntarily in the cleaning and sprucing up activities on Saturday.
The students of the Navy Children School located inside the Naval Base also took part, a defence press release said.
The activities included clearance of drains to prevent waterlogging of low lying areas, clearance of wild growth on buildings, residential quarters, pruning of hedges and maintenance of green spaces, gardens with an aim to prevent breeding of mosquitoes and other disease carriers.
Special attention was given towards Eco-friendly waste management within the Naval campus and removal of plastic waste and garbage from water front areas.
It has been decided to have such drives on a monthly basis to sustain the momentum.
The Southern Naval Command aims to take the Swachh Bharat mission to the next level to enhance environmental awareness, inculcate green energy initiatives and ensure correct waste management practices amongst Naval personnel and their families through regular sustainable programmes such as lectures on the importance of neat, clean and hygienic surroundings in community living.