The students of Sahaya and Eco Club of Class XI of St. Aloysius Gonzaga School, as part of the social outreach and awareness program, visited Tannirbhavi beach, Mangalore, for a beach cleaning drive led by teacher-in-charge, Ms Deepa Karkada and Ms Tanuja H Domber, on 21 January 2023.
Due to the increasing number of pollutants from the land and sea, a huge amount of waste materials and plastics accumulated along the seashore. The students were guided and given heads-ups before the program, instilling discipline within them. They took the responsibility to clean up the shore and give a new look to the beach. Motivated and encouraged the Gonzagaites, in groups of 5-7 worked together tirelessly in the early morning hours, picking up waste and plastics from the land.
Impeccable teamwork, flawless efforts and selflessness was the key factor in this fun-filled activity. This initiative was an impactful one and the students learnt to collaborate for the protection and renewal of God’s creation, our common home-mother earth. It also helped them to hone their personalities and instill values to respect and protect nature in their future life.
This program was one of many, in hopes of creating a better, more responsible society.