CTC declared ‘plastic-free zone’
Mokokchung, September 2 (EMN): District chairman of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), Mokokchung, M Bendangnukshi Longkumer has declared the Clark Theological College (CTC) campus a ‘plastic-free zone’ on September 1 in the presence of the college principal, faculty members, staff, students and Clark community.
Longkumer announced this during a programme on ‘Plastic-free zone awareness camp cum launching programme’ held at the CTC Multipurpose Hall, Aolijen, in Mokokchung district.
SBM district chairman speaking on the topic “Plastic hazards and waste management,” encouraged the Clark community and others to take part in the movement to keep the campus, spreading over 60 acres, clean and green. The speaker not only dwelled on the hazards caused by careless use of polythene and plastic materials but also proposed several alternative possibilities. Longkumer said, “Cleaning dirt accumulated due to careless use of polythene and plastic materials on the campus is one thing and taking a pledge not to dirty the campus at all is another thing. We must actually prefer to do the latter than the former.”
The college principal Rev. Dr. Marnungsang, in his brief speech, acknowledged that keeping the college campus clean and green was very much part of CTC history. He also informed that officially declaring CTC campus as ‘Plastic-free zone’ was the brain child of Clark Theological College Student’s Council, which is whole heartedly supported by the college faculty and Clark community. He thanked the students’ body for their commitment and timely initiative.
An important feature of the programme was the signing of pledge card to make the college campus “Plastic-free zone” by every member of the Clark community in which more than 300 people pledged to make CTC campus a plastic-free zone.