Kolkata: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) commemorated the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by organising a 'Swachhta Sarthi Bike Rally' as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. for creating awareness on "Clean Living". The bike rally which saw enthusiastic participation from GRSE employees started from GRSE Main Unit at Metiabruz.
Around 170 participants on 90 bikes participated in the rally. The rally was flagged off from Main Unit by Rear Admiral VK Saxena, IN (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, GRSE, on Wednesday morning.
The rally terminated at Victoria Memorial after covering around 8 kms of the city of Kolkata. Various activities such as a Short Drama & 'Nukkad Nataks' were performed inside the GRSE Main Unit and locations like Ramnagar, Cigarette Kal in front of ITC Factory, Khidderpore and at Hastings. Distribution of Leaflets, Cleanliness Drive, etc was undertaken during the rally to spread awareness amongst the citizens of Kolkata.
In his address to the participants of the bike rally, Saxena said that the CSR interventions of GRSE under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' have become an effective medium to improve the quality of life of a large number of underprivileged citizens in the vicinity of our production units. The CMD appreciated the active participation of employees in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan through Bike Rally and stated that through the "Nukkad Nataks" organised by employees and various other initiatives, GRSE will be able to create a difference in people's thought process and bring about a change. He urged one and all to extend wholehearted support to the government's initiative of banning 'single-use' plastic and oust plastic from one's day to day life which will improve our environment and save the planet.
As a part of 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign, a special drive was conducted at GRSE from September 11 to October 2. The theme was "Replacement of Single-Use Plastics by Sustainable Alternatives & Proper Disposal of Plastic Waste."
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