In continuation with the "Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan" initiated by honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Rotary district 3141 has actively carried out ‘Cleanliness drive and ‘Say No to Plastics in the current year. The cleanliness drive was conducted from 15th September to 2nd October with beach cleaning done at Chowpatty, Shivaji Park and Juhu beach involving over 1100 Rotarians and Rotaractors. In addition to beach cleaning, all railway stations across central and western railways have been adopted by Rotary and actual cleaning along with awareness promoting the initiative was conducted during this period.
The concluding event was organized at Mumbai Central Station at 2 pm on 2nd October, 2018. Rotary International District 3141 Governor Rtn Shashikumar Sharma, Group Avenue Head- Governors Esteemed Projects Rtn Rajendra Agarwal, Rotary Club Presidents Shivketan Gupta, Sanatan Modi, Assistant Governor Rtn Vikas Upadhyay along with many other dignitaries of Rotary district 3141 and senior railway officers Shri Vineet Abhishek & Shri Abhay Sanap were present for the occasion. Rotaract district representative Hansika Motwani along with Rotaract team was also present for the finale. The event focused on emphasizing the importance of maintaining cleanliness and building awareness among the masses. Melodious performances are were conducted by Saaregama finalist Nanu Gurjar and television actor Sumit Nagar charged the crowd with patriotic songs and Vande Mataram slogans. The musical program was conceptualized by Nandini Trivedi. Rotaractors performed skits on ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan and ‘Say No to Plastics. Several walls were painted across Mumbai to create awareness on cleanliness. Everyone was dressed in Khadi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti at Mumbai Central Station main lobby.
Rotary District 3141 Governor Shashi kumar Sharma said, "Rotary is always ready to do projects for environment protection ot;.
"Pleased to be part of a activity where Rotary saved so much waste going in the ocean says, Rajendra Agarwal- Group Head of the Swach Mumbai Avenue of the Rotary District"
The drive was launched in the presence of Vijay Singhal, Additional Municipal Commissioner in September who said "I am happy that Rotary Clubs have participated for this noble cause which has helped in cleanliness awareness". The passengers along with Rotarians and Rotaractors will always cherish the grand finale held in the spirit and moto of Rotary which is ‘Service above self.