Chennai Coastal Cleanup Feb 5 - update week 2

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Battle of the Beaches has begun - 1900 troops have been gathered at the gates of Chennai's largest Coastal Cleanup. 

Another 2 weeks to go... What are you waiting for? Sign up here

Individual volunteers - 550

We received 550 registrations at our 11 respective assembly points in the city.  Implicitly participating groups - Cognizant, Hexaware, AID India, Inner Wheel Club, HCL (putting up posters, sending mailers). Volunteers of Chennai's Largest Coastal Cleanup--Gear Up!!! Expect a mail next week on details on your assembly points and the cleanup operation!!! Let us rock Chennai like never before!

External groups - 1350

Several companies, colleges, schools, non-profit groups and orphanages are joining hands as separate groups. We welcome more groups to join hands with us,
The battlefield

Let's take a closer look at how the troops are currently deployed onto the battlefield. Slight changes in deployment are likely in the next 2 weeks as more soldiers sign up.

Awareness - Spreading the word

Media Update: Several newspapers (both mainstream and local area), radio stations, and television channels have been contacted. Big FM is our official radio partner.  From Jan 30th onwards, they will be promoting us through the day with special promos and RJ mentions. Please take the time to hear and support Big FM during this period!

Our online media partner -

Several newspapers will be covering us both before and after the cleanup. Watch out for Deccan Chronicle, Hindu, Times of India, Dinamalar as well as your area newspapers. Send us clippings when you read a story on this cleanup!
Television channels like NDTV Hindu, NEWSX, NDTV and Puthiyathalamarai would be covering us on the day of the event and we are in the process of finalizing our television partner!!!
More media coverage responses are trickling in. Watch this space next week for more....

Our Sponsors

Here is the list of the numerous souls who make the entire operation possible through their generous donations. With the growing numbers we are still in need for more sponsorship.

1.    Mr. Suresh Kumar from Trichy, having done his BS Engg. Technology from BITS, Pilani. Has been for the past twelve years working in Gulf (Kuwait, Qatar, Abu Dhabi) as Designer (Instrumentation Dept.) for Design Consultant firm – MNC (Oil & Gas industry) has sponsored Rs. 12,000/-. He is the founder and active committee member for Charity Organization “Dew Drops” with the objective of providing educational assistance for poor students. For more details refer links and
2.    MrPrabhakar and his friends have contributed Rs. 10,000/-;
3.    Mr. Venkatmaran from Digital Network has contributed Rs. 3,000/- for posters and banners;
4.    Mr. Satish Swaminathan who runs a non-government organization by the name "Etena Trust' has contributed Rs. 2,000/-;
5.    Mr. Nanda Gopal, who is an alumni of Annamalai University Engineering & Technology  has contributed Rs. 2,000/-;
6.    Mr. Siva Kumar Doraiswamy has contributed Rs. 2,000/-;
7.    Ms. Asha Kranthi has contributed Rs. 1,000/-;
8.    Mr. Babu has contributed Rs. 500/-;
The following companies/individuals have agreed to contribute towards the event:
1.       Ramco Social Service League part of Madras Cements Ltd. has agreed to contribute Rs. 10,000/-
2.       Cognizant Technology Solutions has agreed to sponsor Rs. 8,000/-;
3.       Dover India Private Limited has agreed to sponsor Rs. 5,000/-;
4.       Mr. Thomas who runs Creative Eco products has agreed to contribute towards garbage bags

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