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Swachhta Abhiyan on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day :-

Central Reserve Police Force, Western Sector in association with Sh. Afroz Shah, Social activist and renowned environmentalist organized a Swachhta Abhiyan (Cleanliness Drive) on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day on 21 September 2019 at Versova beach, Mumbai.

Sh. Rajkumar, IPS, IGP Western sector, Sh. R. S. Rautela, DIG, Sh B. S. Sidhu, Commandant, Sh. T. K. Hati, Commandant and 270 other officers and personnel participated in this event.

Sh. Rajkumar, IPS, IGP, WS while addressing media on this occasion emphasized upon each and every citizen to curb on single use plastic which adversely affect our environment. He also appealed to citizens to be responsible to keep surrounding area clean. CRPF in association with Sh. Afroz Shah has arranged several cleanliness drives at Versova beach in the past also. He appreciated Sh Afroz Shah and other volunteers for their dedicated efforts in this regard and assured CRPF participation in future also.

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Swachhata Pakhawada:-

Cleanliness drive programme organized by Units/ GCs/ Institutions of Western Sector in campus area w.e.f. 01/12/2018 to 15/12/2018.

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"Swachhata Pakhawada” from 15/09/2018 to 02/10/2018.

Sh Rajkumar, IPS, IGP Western Sector, CRPF spearheaded the "Swachhta Hi Sewa” campaign in Ghas Bazar and Naupada slums of Garib Nagar, Banrda East, Mumbai on 01/10/2018. About 350 volunteers of Sector Hqr, Range RAF Mumbai, Range Pune, GC Pune, 102 RAF, D & G/221 Bn, 242 Bn CRPF and BMC officers enthusiastically participated in this Cleanliness Drive. Sector Hqr, its institutions and units observed "Swachhata Pakhawada” from 15/09/2018 to 02/10/2018 by organizing Swachhata campaign in campus area and nearby villages of the GC/ units.

Sh Rajkumar, IPS, IGP Western Sector, CRPF along with officers and personnel of Western Sector took "Swachhata Pledge” to clean our surrounding area and spread awareness about cleanliness in public on 02/10/2018.

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Versova Beach clean-up programme on 27/05/18.

India is the global host of 2018 "World Environment Day” which took place on June 5, 2018. With "Beat Plastic Pollution” as the theme for this year’s edition, the world came together to combat single-use plastic pollution. Series of the events in connection with the "World Environment Day” started with Versova beach cleaning on 27/05/2018. In this event Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, IPS, DG, CRPF, Mrs Manu Bhatnagar (wife of the DG CRPF) officers of WS CRPF and over 450 other officers and men of the CRPF and RAF had participated.

Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, IPS, DG, CRPF very enthusiastically and actively participated in the cleaning up campaign, led from the front to motivate others and to make the occasion happening. Apart from the CRPF, several other Government and Private organizations also took part in this program.

In a function organized at Versova beach on this occasion Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, IPS, DG, CRPF was felicitated for all out support for the cause and contribution towards protection of the environment. Mr Erik Solheim, UN Environment Head, Mr Atul Bagai, UN Environment Head of India, Sh Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar (Member of Parliament -Mumbai North West), Dr Bharti Lovekar( MLA, Versova), Mr Afroz Shah, Champion of the earth, United Nations (UNEP), Ms Diya Mirza, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for India, Sh Sanjay Nirupam (Ex MP) and several other dignitaries were present on the dais on this occasion.

Shri Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, IPS, DG, CRPF while addressing the gathering of over 3,000 volunteers on this occasion asserted that the CRPF already committed to combat Terrorism, Naxalism and Insurgency in various parts of the country. CRPF has now taken up the challenge to protect the environment and to combat pollution especially plastic pollution. Therefore, all of the CRPF campuses have been declared as plastic free zones, in which, no single use plastic being used. Further, DG CRPF has expressed his full support for the cause and future such events.

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Versova Beach clean-up programme on 01/10/17.

Shri Rajkumar, IPS, IG Western Sector,CRPF spearheaded the"SWACHHTA HI SEWA” campaign. Western Sector involved 102 RAF along with Shri Afroz Shah, a renowned social worker on 01/10/17 at Versova Beach, Mumbai. About 200 volunteers and celebrities like Actor Randeep Hooda and singer Chang and Norwegian Counsel General also participated for this noble cause.

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