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Brainstorming session held for cleaner and greener Kohima

By EMN Updated: Jul 23, 2019 12:22 am
The participants of the awareness programme on waste management and plastic pollution for a cleaner and greener Kohima pose for a photograph on July 20.

Dimapur, July 22 (EMN): The CEO of Kohima Smart City Dev Ltd. (KSCDL), Kovi Meyase has invited young and creative people of the state to come up with innovative ideas that will make Nagaland’s capital city smarter.
Meyase made the appeal during an interactive awareness programme on waste management and plastic pollution for a cleaner and greener Kohima organised by Green Team Kohima under the 100 Days Smart City Challenge supported by Kohima Smart City on July 20.
Representatives of NSF, ASU, KVSU and KBYF attended the interactive awareness event, informed a statement from Joint CEO of KSCDL.

Kovi Meyase CEO KSCDLwelcomed all the participants and stated that the youth and students bodies have accessibility to the biggest population group and therefore possess the power to impact change in a big way, said the update.

Pointing out the fact that young people are generally passionate and full of smart ideas, he invited the group to envision and come up with workable plans and suggestions which can be implemented for a ‘smarter Kohima city.’

Green Team Kohima founder Thangi Manen gave a presentation on the menace caused by irresponsible use of single-use plastics and effective waste management. Manen challenged the organisations to take up proactive initiatives.

The group deliberated on the ban imposed on selected items by the State government and discussed the need for individual and collective responsibility towards a successful implementation of the ban. The interaction also stressed on how citizens can respond to the ban and not dwell on ‘what is the alternative?’

The participants discussed on how youth organisations and units can take up initiatives on management of wastes and reduce single-use plastics in their respective areas. The House concluded that the participating organisations help by making sure that single-use non-biodegradable items are not used in the events and programmes organised by them.

Chaired by Kekhrienuo Meyase of GTK, the meeting concluded with the decision to have another round of meeting on August 22 to draw a concrete workable action plan.

By EMN Updated: Jul 23, 2019 12:22:05 am