Remember we told you about a lawyer who started a cleanliness drive at Versova beach in Mumbai last year?
With the support from the United Nations and over 300 volunteers, he had been able to remove 5 million kgs of filth and trash from the beach since October 2015, when he first started the drive.
Even the Oscar-winner actor Leonardo DiCaprio shared a video on Shah’s work!
#Regram #RG @UNEP: Versova Beach, #India. This weekend UNEP Patron of the Oceans @LewisPugh1 is taking part in what is likely the largest beach clean-up in history. The Versova Resident Volunteers working to clean this beach in Mumbai have cleared nearly 2 million kg of trash in the last ten months and their incredible collective effort shows no signs of stopping. #environment #cleanseas #inspiration #environnement #medioambiente #meioambiente
Today, Afroz Shah shared the latest photograph of the Mumbai’s Versova beach on his Twitter account and saying the change is impressive is an understatement.
This is versova beach an hour back. Week 85 of cleanup.Versova beach is gorgeous and clean now.we have done our bit.We need to maintain it. pic.twitter.com/98q9RD5aAg— Afroz Shah (@AfrozShah1) May 20, 2017
Shah, exhilarated with the outcome, told ScoopWhoop that it was a long journey. How long you ask?
85 weeks and 5 million kg of garbage and plastic.
He tells us,
The problem of plastic in ocean is huge. All stake holders are working really hard.
And everyone is all praises and obviously!
@AfrozShah1 @vijay_nair @Seasaver @ErikSolheim @USAndMumbai @KVBohra @LewisPugh @PoojaB1972 @MeiyangChang @RandeepHooda @UNEP @VersovaBeach Many congrats Afroz and thanks for your selfless effort. True hero.— Anupam Gupta (@b50) May 20, 2017
@AfrozShah1 @Seasaver @ErikSolheim @USAndMumbai @KVBohra @LewisPugh @PoojaB1972 @MeiyangChang @RandeepHooda @UNEP @VersovaBeach Fantastic.. Citizen initiatives like these go a long way in inspiring others!— Rijul Bansal (@rijul_bansal) May 20, 2017
Awsome! Thats what citizens can do wen it comes to taking the initiative head on! Hope the pristine serenity lasts 4ever! 🙏 https://t.co/LZEOtvRGeu— DISHANT MALIK (@dishant_malik) May 20, 2017
Like they say, with perseverance, everything is possible!