Kochi: A voluntary mass cleanliness drive was carried out by Navy officials and their families in the Naval Base in continuation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign.
"All echelons of the Southern Naval Command from the senior most to the junior most as well as their families participated in the cleaning and sprucing up activities," a Navy release said.
The activities included clearance of drains to prevent water logging 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 plastic waste. Special impetus was given towards educating personnel and moving towards a plastic free Naval base," the release said.
The Naval Base has been having cleanliness drive by all personnel and families on a periodic basis to bring about community awareness towards realising the dream of a litter free India, it said.
The Southern Naval Command has been endeavouring to use this mission as a platform to bring about a quantum shift in the approach of the community in general towards preserving environment, green energy initiatives and correct waste management practices, the release added.