Swedish royal couple clean up Mumbai's Versova beach; Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia to meet Maharashtra Governor today

  • King and queen of Sweden engaged in removing plastic, garbage in Versova beach along with Mumbai-based climate activist Afroz Shah

  • Royal couple also interacted with volunteers of the Versova Beach clean-up project

  • Royal couple is scheduled to meet Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan later on Wednesday

Mumbai: Carl XVI Gustaf King of Sweden and his wife Queen Silvia on Wednesday engaged in removing tons of plastic and other garbage along with young lawyer and Mumbai-based climate activist Afroz Shah.

 Swedish royal couple clean up Mumbais Versova beach; Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia to meet Maharashtra Governor today

Carl XVI King of Sweden with Queen Silvia at Versova beach in Mumbai. ANI

On the occasion, Shah, who is best known for organising in the world's largest beach clean-up project, also gave a short presentation to the Swedish King and Queen on the Versova beach clean-up project.

The royal couple interacted with volunteers of the Versova Beach clean-up project. After completing their engagements in the national capital, the King and Queen of Sweden flew to Mumbai today morning.

The royal couple is scheduled to meet Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhawan later on Wednesday and will embark for Dehradun the next day to visit Ram Jhula Bridge and Bathing Ghat in Uttarakhand.

On Tuesday, the Swedish King chaired a dialogue on circular economy approaches in India alongside senior Swedish and Indian government officials in New Delhi and discussed current initiatives underway for tackling the issues of air pollution and waste in India.

He also spoke about the importance of improving the quality of forests and acknowledged that the round-table made him feel positive that many different stakeholders are committed to working on conservation and climate change, the Swedish embassy in India said in a statement.

They will inaugurate the Sarai Sewage Treatment Plant in Haridwar on Thursday. Concluding their visit, the couple will emplane for New Delhi on Friday and thereafter will leave for Stockholm.

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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2019 17:23:52 IST