“Festival of Manufacturing along with Shakti Plastic and BMC hosts beach-clean up drive in Mumbai”

As part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, the Festival of Manufacturing, in association with Shakti Plastic Industries Ltd. and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), recently hosted a clean-up drive at Aksa Beach in Mumbai. 

The beach cleaning activity initiated by the Times Group aimed at spreading awareness about preserving natural resources, marine life, and responsible manufacturing.

The event was graced by the eminent presence of Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), Kiran Dighavkar, who addressed over 100 volunteers participating in the initiative. 

In his address, the Assistant Municipal Commissioner emphasised the importance of such endeavours in preserving nature and coastline integrity, particularly considering hazardous waste contaminating oceans. He stressed "the need for regular clean-up drives and advocated recycling waste materials to create valuable resources."

Dighavkar expressed gratitude to the Times Group and Shakti Plastic Industries for their commendable initiative and pledged full support for the cause.

Apart from BMC volunteers, the beach clean-up drive also saw active participation from college students and representatives of leading companies, including the lubricant player ExxonMobil and the machine tool player Ace Micromatic Group.

Following the beach cleaning activity, the volunteers and college students were felicitated with token of appreciation for their noble efforts.

Commenting on the occasion, a representative from Shakti Plastic informed that the waste collected from the beach would be further recycled and showcased during the Festival of Manufacturing gala dinner to be held in Delhi.

The event concluded with Rishi Sutrave, Business Head, B2B Division, and Rahul Kamat, Editor of the B2B Division, both from The Times Group, extending the vote of thanks and lauding the efforts of the volunteers and college students who made this drive a huge success.