Be ambassadors of sanitation, women told
DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 24
TAKING into consideration that women can play leading role in advocating cleanliness in the society, the Western Sumi Totimi Hoho (WSTH) has encouraged women to be ambassador for sanitation. The call to women for sanitation ambassadors was made during a programme held to mark the National rural drinking water and sanitation awareness week at Niuland town on February 22.
WSTH president, Ahimsa K Zhimo, and general secretary, Jolly K Aomi, who were the resource persons of a seminar on sanitation, have challenged women to make sanitation a way of life, living a healthy and dignified life and thereby contributing towards the development of healthy community.
Resource persons made aware to more than hundred women participants from Niuland area representing churches, Sumi Totimi Hoho, WATSAN, Anganwadi, ASHA etc. that the department of Public Health Engineering (PHED) is putting lot of efforts for the well being of the people. They have requested the public to co-operate with department. The awareness gained through the seminar should not go in vain but be utilized to ensure proper sanitation in the community, they urged the participants.
Exhorting the programme, Isawoto Zhimomi, president of Western Sumi Kukami Hoho, was optimistic that efforts undertaken by the concerned department and WSTH would have a positive outcome in approach to encourage cleanliness and healthy living in rural areas. He called upon the people make proper use of the facilities including water projects provided by the government and also to preserve the same for long-time benefit of the people. He also lauded WSTH for organizing the event.
PHED has sponsored the day-long seminar. The invocation for the programme was said by Hutoli K Zhimo, former president NASTH. Kungugha Kimji from Ato area has presented a special number.