Gopalpur: Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange inaugurated a novel scheme ‘Mo Gopalpur Program’, Friday. What makes it special is its noble objective which aims at cleaning the shorelines of Gopalpur beach.
While addressing the public, especially the youngsters, Kulange said “the opportunity comes here to do our part and pledge towards a cleaner environment.” He further said, “leave plastics and polythene and it will make our beach a clean one.” Kulange advised the shopkeepers on the beach to use environmental friendly bags and serving plates instead of plastic as the tourists are more attracted towards a clean beach. Your business will grow automatically, he said.
Berhampur MP Chandra Sekhar Sahoo said, “The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness among all to keep the beaches tidy and litter free. I believe this initiative will also help in the inflow of more visitors to the beaches, thus giving a push to the tourism potential of our state and at the same time keeps intact the cleanliness aspect of these beautiful beaches”
Collector Kulange along with the chief guests, senior citizens and students took part in beach clean-up. The programme will continue for six days.
The senior citizens and students wearing placards tried to send across a message about benefits of a clean beach. The Berhampur Development Authority has coupled the whole exercise with traditional programmes and fun-filled activities for children.
MP Chandrasekhar Sahoo, Goplapur MLA Pradeep Kumar Panigrahi, Berhampur MLA Bikram Panda and Chhatrapur MLA Subhas Behera were among those present at the event.