The Dawoodi Bohra community in Kuwait rallied together with officials and locals on Saturday morning to contribute in the largest cleanup movement in the State till date. Organised by Al Nowair, a nonprofit organisation headed by Her Highness Sheikha Intisaar Al-Sabah, this massive cleanup drive was undertaken to mark World Cleanup Day 2020 on September 19.
Every year, on this day, millions of volunteers in around 180 countries come together with an objective to raise awareness about plastic pollution and rid the beaches, rivers, forests, and streets of garbage.
This year, over 250 Dawoodi Bohra volunteers, of all ages, helped pick up around 120 tons of garbage from the 10 kilometer stretch covering Al-Khuwaisat – Jahra beach and desert.
Community members in Karachi observed World Cleanup day by participating in the ‘Saaf Karachi’ (clean and tidy Karachi) drive organised by the community.
Commencing outside the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation building, volunteers divided into teams and covered the adjacent roads extending up to Share Liyaqat. The Sindh Solid Waste Management body and the KMC (Karachi Metropolitan Corporation) aided the efforts by providing the necessary equipment as well as supplementing volunteers with a workforce.
Major sewerage issues and debris accumulation prevalent all over the city especially after the recent rain spells were discussed with officials and community members made a pledge to continue working towards a permanent solution to such problems.
Community members in Paris also participated in local clean up activities organised by the World Cleanup Day Association. A large number of plastic and glass bottles, cans, plastic and paper packaging, aluminum products, disposable masks and cigarette butts were collected throughout the day. Young and old came out to do their part for the environment.