Dimapur municipality honours six colonies for cleanliness
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 15: The Dimapur Municipal Council continuing with its campaign of Better, Cleaner and Healthier Dimapur awarded six colonies falling under its jurisdiction at a ceremony held at Circuit House in Dimapur on Sat. Sep. 15.
The award was presented for the months January to June. NST colony was awarded the cleanest colony for the month of January; Sematilla bagged the award for February; Aokong colony for March; United Naga Block ‘B,’ Burma Camp, for April; Viola colony for May; and Imkonglenden colony won the award for the month of June.
The winners of cleanest colony were given a cash prize of INR 10,000 along with a citation each.
The Deputy Commissioner Sushil Kumar Patel while speaking on the occasion said that Dimapur being a cosmopolitan town and a district with diverse communities, it was not easy to mobilise unlike other districts.
The district was also facing new challenges every day, he added. It was not easy to perform continuously for 12 months but with the effort of the colony chairmen and the community makes it possible. He therefore congratulated the chairmen and the community for their participation and reminded that Dimapur has potential.
DMC administrator Moa Sangtam iterated the need for civic sense and a constructive mindset. He exhorted the colony representatives to contribute to a clean Dimapur initiatives not for money or the prize but for their future of a better Dimapur.
“Your contribution should not be a duty but take it as a responsibility for the better future”, appealed Sangtam.
SDO (Civil) Dimapur Nyempo Wallim who is the convener and the judge of the cleanest colony informed that from September will start the final quarter of the competition for the year 2018 and the elimination round also begin from the same month.
For September, from about 100 colonies in Dimapur, 30 colonies will be selected, in October 20 colonies, 10 colonies in November and five in December. In the month of December the winners will be declared out of the top five colonies.
Drawing attention on the criteria for the competition, the judge underlined that it will be based on six indicators-garbage management, drainage management, stagnant water, road maintenance, sanitation and colony community participation for cleanliness.
The judge iterated that community participation was crucial and the colony need not have the best constructed road but maintenance was crucial.