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St Mary’s CBSE School, Kannarpady organizes beach cleaning campaign and street play

Kannarpady, September 30, 2021: St Mary’s English Medium School, Kannarpady conducted beach cleaning and awareness campaign in Padukere beach, Malpeon 30th Sept 2021.More than 150 teaching and non-teaching staff took part in this beach cleanup drive and collected more than 150 k.gs of plastic wastes. Around 1.5 k.ms of beach area and surrounding locality was cleaned during the 2 hours ofcleaning drive. The beach cleaning campaign intended to restore the natural beauty of Padukere beach and also to ensure a safe living space for marine life.During the stage program followed by beach cleaning campaign Chief Guest Ms.Vasanthi, the Panchayath Development Officer, Ambalpady Village Panchayathlauded the cleaning initiative taken up by St Mary’s staff to enhance the beauty of coastal land. She also stressed the need of raising awareness among the youngsters to develop wise waste management habits. The Principal Rev. Fr Johnson Sequeira in his introductory remarks said that St Mary’s school family is always committed to fulfill its social responsibilities in the form of ecofriendly initiatives and community welfare activities. He thanked the local authorities and villagers for extending the timely support and guidance. The correspondent Very Rev Fr. Charles Menezes in his presidential address appealed the villagers to run on the cleanliness campaign and monitor the littering behavior of tourists and visitors. Ms. Rohini, the president of Ambalpady Village Panchayathand Ms. Anitha, the President of Women’s Forum, BalanjaneyaBhajanaMandir ,Padukerewere the guests of honor. Later St Mary’s teachers’ theatre group under the direction of MrVinaya S Suvarnaperformed a street play depicting the harmful effects of plastic litter. The playspotlighted the irresponsible littering behavior of people and focused on the need of raising public awareness on ecofriendly lifestyle. More than 100 villagers of PadukereVillage witnessed the program.

Vice Principal MsRita Quadros proposed the vote of thanks and coordinated the beach cleaning campaign.Teachers’ choir presented a wishing song. Ms. Umashree anchored the program. Asst Parish Priest of Udupi Church Rev. FrAshwinAranha graced the occasion.

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