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Cleanliness drives held in Kohima, Dimapur, Chümoukedima

By EM Bureau Updated: Oct 02, 2023 11:07 pm
Volunteers seen carrying out cleanliness drive in Kohima (EM image)

DIMAPUR/KOHIMA — In commemoration of Swachhata Pakhwada, the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK), in collaboration with Kohima Municipal Council, conducted a cleanliness drive in various parts of Kohima on Monday.

On the occasion, MLA Dr. Tseilhoutuo Rhutso said that to contribute something to society, it has to come from individuals and added that he has noticed the changing mindset of the present generation, citing that now, people think of what they can do for society and not what they can take from the government.

He urged the gathering to develop the habit of cleaning the town every day in their own little ways and mentioned that health is wealth, but many who have wealth do not have health.

He challenged the citizens of Kohima to develop the habit of picking up trash 100 feet from their houses after work on their last work days.

Saying that the mission of the drive is to make India and Nagaland garbage-free, he added that the drive will prevent stagnation of water and dirt so that the town remains free from vector-borne diseases.

T Lanusenla Longkumer, the administrator of the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC), noted that the drive marked the end of Swachhata Hi Seva and commemorated Swachhata Pakhwada.

Volunteers from the district administration, Hospital Colony, National Service Scheme (NSS) of Don Bosco College, Kohima, KMC, NHAK, and others participated in the drive, which was carried out in various locations of Kohima, including the vicinity of NHAK.

The NSS volunteers of Don Bosco College, Kohima, also carried out plogging in Sokhriezie market and lake, the road from PR Hill Junction to NSF Martyrs Park via Bethel Hospital, and the road from NHAK junction—New Market—Daklane—Naga Bazaar—Kezeikie—and Bayavü junction.

These are a few neglected areas not covered by the KMC sweepers, Longkumer informed.

If people stop littering and each person influences one person, Kohima will become cleaner and healthier, she said, adding that there has been some progress. 

About 600 students participated in the drive.

PVHSS: A cleanliness drive was conducted by the students and staff of Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

According to a press release, the principal, Monoj Bhattacharjee, delivered a speech on the life and activities of Gandhi to the students and staff on the occasion.

The principal led the students and staff in the cleanliness drive along Milan Mandir Road, where the school and several religious temples are located.

He urged everyone to keep their homes and surroundings clean in order to avoid diseases, and he also encouraged everyone to make cleanliness a habit in their daily lives.

On September 30, the students and the territorial army, under the aegis of the Indian Army, also conducted a cleanliness drive at the school campus.

St. Joseph University: To commemorate Gandhi Jayanti and to mark the nationwide cleanliness drive ‘Shramdaan for Swachhata,’ the St. Joseph University’s eco club, led by club coordinator Dr. Magdalene Kiewhuo, conducted a cleanliness drive on October 2.

A press note mentioned that the drive started at the university campus and culminated at Ikishe village.

As part of the drive, boards with quotes by Mahatma Gandhi, such as ‘be the change you want to see in the world’, and ‘the future depends on what you do today’, were placed in various locations.

Also read: Departments undertake Swachhta Hi Seva campaign in Dimapur

By EM Bureau Updated: Oct 02, 2023 11:07:09 pm
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