‘Recycle Kodagu Drive’ held

Trash collected during the 'Recycle Kodagu Drive' at Talacauvery.

Kodagu For Tomorrow, a youth organisation organised its sixth edition of ‘Recycle Kodagu Drive’ at Talacauvery.

More than 300 volunteers comprising schoolchildren, Bhagamandala Temple Committee, Save River Cauvery Team, Highlanders Family Club Kakkabe, Rangers and Rovers team from Government First Grade College in Virajpet, Tamara Resorts Group, Clean Coorg Initiative, Shivaji Hockey Team from Napoklu, residents of Vanachal, few employees of SAP SE Software Company in Bengaluru and students of KCES school Kakkabe participated in the drive.

They cleared the heaps of trash in and around the Talacauvery for two days. The trash was collected from the steep slopes and thick forest near Talacauvery and the surroundings of the temple.

In addition to collecting trash, the members went around and educated local shopkeepers and temple staff on the importance of keeping nature clean and trash free.

Kodagu for tomorrow also took up the responsibility of sending the trash collected to recyclers.

A senior coordinator of Kodagu For Tomorrow said, “Talacauvery is our holy place. We appeal to the people not to litter in the place and maintain the sanctity of the place.”

Alcohol bottles, cigarette packets and used diapers were found thrown near the temple.

“Our dream is to make Talacauvery free from trash and plastic. Sophistication is not owning expensive cars and branded clothes. It is all about how we act as a responsible tourist and citizens in maintaining holy place clean,” he added.

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