Indian Embassy and UN Habitat hold beach clean up event

Indian embassy in association with United Nations Habitat Office in Kuwait, with the support of Office of the Hawally Governor, Kuwaiti Municipality and Indian community associations- Kuwait Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KKMCC), Thrissur Association of Kuwait (TRASSK), Telugu Kala Samithi (TKS), Kuwait Tamil Peoples Service Centre (KTPSC), Prvasandra Reddy Association – Kuwait (PRAK), Kuwait Kannada Koota (KKK) organized a Beach Cleaning Event on 16 June from 0500 to 0600 Hrs at the Beach opposite Bneid Al Gar. The event was organized as part of the Mission LiFE (Lifestyle For Environment) initiative of the Government of India.

During his inaugural rermarks, Ambassador of India to Kuwait H.E Dr. Adarsh Swaika emphasized on the importance of sustainablity. H.E. Dr. Ameera Alhassan, Head of UN-Habitat GCC Kuwait Office applauded the Beach Cleaning event and called for adopting lifestyle which protects environment. Representatives of Hawalli Governor were also present on this occasion and appreciated the efforts. Ambassadors from Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, Afghanistan, Morocco, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, diplomats from US Embassy and several Heads of UN agencies in Kuwait also participated in the event.

The activities encompassed various tasks to ensure a thorough cleaning of the entire stretch of Bneid Al Gar and Green Island beach. Participants were actively engaged in collecting and properly disposing of litter, including plastic waste and other debris that posed a threat to marine life and the ecosystem.

The event aimed at promoting environmental awareness and community participation gave a message of making LiFE a mass movement (Jan Andolan) by focusing on behaviours and attitudes of individuals and communities and leverage climate-friendly social norms, beliefs and daily household practices of different cultures worldwide to drive the campaign.

The event witnessed a large turnout of over 400 people enthusiastic volunteers, including embassy staff, members of the Indian community associations and local residents.

The event which was initiated by the Indian embassy Kuwait as part of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s announcement Mission LiFE at the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP26) to bring individual acts at the forefront of the global climate action narrative. More such events are being planned in the future to ensure that individuals undertake simple acts in their daily lives that help contribute significantly to climate friendly behaviour.

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