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India organizes beach clean-up as part of G20 Presidency

The initiative aimed to control marine and coastal pollution

Image - Twitter (From left) Beach Clean-Up in Ottawa, London, Guerro, Abu Dhabi and New York

As part of India’s current G20 presidency, the country organized beach clean-ups across various locations around the world through its embassies. The initiatives have been organized to raise awareness of the need of controlling coastal and marine pollution as well as encouraging citizens to participate in the same.

United Kingdom

The beach clean-up was organized at Brighton Beach in London on May 21 with the massive participation of the local community. Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian envoy, and the mayor of Brighton and Hove City Council who spoke to the volunteers during the event also pledged to help with the G20 big beach cleanup.


Volunteers attended the beach clean-up at Britannia Beach, Ottawa on May 21 to promote sustainability and a resilient blue economy. A video released by the High Commission of India revealed many enthusiastic participants.


The beach clean-up was conducted in collaboration with the government of Guerro at Morro Beach in Acapulco. The event was attended by over 150 volunteers who were collecting plastic items, cigarette butts, and other trash from the beach.


The campaign was also carried out in Abu Dhabi on May 21 in the form of a cycle rally. The event was conducted at Hudariyat Beach to promote beach cleanliness awareness. Volunteers cycled across the stretch gathering trash.

United States

Volunteers gathered at Jones Beach in New York, enthusiastically propagating the message #MyBeachMyPride. The event was organized by the Indian Consulate in association with the Shanti Fund organization.