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Himachal launches riverfront cleaning campaign

IANS  |  Manali 

The Council for Science, (HIMCOSTE) on Friday launched a 20-day Riverfront Campaign by involving over 1,000 schoolchildren of eco clubs under the Programme and a World Wide (WWE) former champion as the brand

The campaign, in support with the and Forests and Climate Change, was inaugurated by state Forest here.

It will cover three districts -- Mandi, and Bilaspur.

is the international host for World Day that falls on June 5 and this year's theme is "Beat the Plastic Pollution".

Former champion "The Great Khali", whose real name is Dalip Singh Rana, was present on the occasion.

The wrestler, who has beaten the likes of internationally known names like "The Undertaker" and others, urged the students and the public to avoid the use of plastic.

The congratulated HIMCOSTE for launching this initiative of the riverfronts of the

He urged governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently reduce the production of single-use that are polluting the oceans, damaging marine life and threatening human health.

The of trash from the Rewalsar Wetlands and the is also part of the campaign.

He said various government departments, students of colleges and schools and women and youth groups would be involved during the campaign that will conclude on June 5.

More than 1,000 members of the 20 eco clubs set up in schools in district would be involved.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 18:06 IST
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