There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who crib about problems, and those who do something to make the problems go away. The Beach Warriors, a group led by 27-year-old Chinu Kwatra, has earned a spot in the Limca Book of Records for collected a record about of trash in just 24 hours.
They will be featured in the LBR’s 2019 edition, after their clean-up drive in July this year which had around 1,500 volunteers clearing 200 tonnes of garbage from Worli Fort area.
This first-of-a-kind record had the most number of youth and college students. Talking about the initiative, Kwatra said, “I spoke to Aditya Thackeray sir and told him that I need help for a clean-up drive. We wanted to involve local citizens and Mumbaikars for the clean-up. He suggested that we organise a 24-hour campaign, which is a unique concept that brings all the people together but feels like a marathon too. It will be kind of get-together for them where they will also be cleaning. This way we decided to do 24-hour clean-up and the date was decided.”
45 core members
100 MCGM staff
Creates History by cleaning Worli Village, Fort Area for continuous 24 hours & clearing 200 tonnes of garbage.
— Chinu Kwatra (@chinukofficial) November 27, 2018
He further said, “Once garbage was collected, it was carried by the civic body for segregation, effective management and was carried to landfills.”
Kwatra has been involved in the Dadar beach clean-up since 2017. Beach Warriors are always looking for more people to join their cleaning drives. Are you interested?