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Police clean up Colva beach
MARGAO: Colva Police apparently dedicated August 25 to public service as it cleaned the beach of rubbish scattered on it and also held a meeting for senior citizens of the village at the police station.
Upset over seeing bottles strewn along the Colva beach when he had gone for a casual walk, Colva Police Inspector Filomeno Costa took his staff and cleaned up the beach for one hour starting at 7:15 am.
Filomeno, along with 28 other police personnel, collected four big plastic bags of waste consisting mostly of plastic bags and bottles, chip packets, beer bottles in one corner and also clothes that were just thrown out.
While expressing happiness in contributing to keep the beach clean, Filomeno indicated that such drives may be conducted in future too and added that the police will take strong action against people found littering the beach.
Interacting with senior citizens of the village who were invited for a meeting at the police station, Filomeno explained to them the various facilities available with the police to help them.
He asked the senior citizens to call the helpline number 1091 in case of any help required and assured that the police would send a vehicle if any senior citizen needs to go to the doctor or even purchase their medications.