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Infamy from ‘unliveable town’ tag spurs Kohima youths to action

By EMN Updated: May 27, 2019 11:09 pm

Dimapur, May 27 (EMN): A students’ organisation in Kohima will engage a sanitation and clean-up event they have named the “Save Dzuvuru campaign” to clean a number of areas adjoining the Dzüvürü stream in Kohima.
The organisers, the Kohima Village Students’ Union (KVSU), are stated to be ‘appalled’ that Nagaland’s capital town was named the ‘second-most unliveable city’ in India, in 2018, by the Ease of Living Index of the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The government’s publicity agency, the department of Information and Public Relations (IPR), issued on Monday details about the students’ event.

The IPR informed that the village’s students’ union will be undertaking a cleanliness drive on certain parts in Kohima in ‘an attempt to act upon their envisioned year’s theme called ‘clean Kohima.’

“It is quite appalling to see that Kohima which was once praised for its scenic beauty and close-knit community has been deemed the 2nd most unliveable city in India (Ease of Living Index, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, 2018),” the IPR stated. The IPR did not mention whether or not the statement was a direct quote from the union.

“Retrospective of this grave situation, the KVSU has taken up a valorous project to identify the part in the capital which is in its most unlikely and deplorable shape. Proceeding with this plan, the areas adjoining the Dzüvürü stream were identified to be at its most crucial stage.”

For said reason, the IPR stated, the ‘Save Dzüvürü campaign’ has been planned led by the union. The campaign will be launched on June 5, which is also World Environment Day, by the advisor for Rural Development Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, the IPR stated.

The Kohima Municipal Council is said to have “agreed to extend full support along with many other representing bodies” including teams from the localities adjoining the area site such as Tsiepfü Tsiepfhe/AG colony, new

Ministers’ Hill, old Ministers’ Hill, Dzüvürü/Porter Lane, upper Chandmari, lower Chandmari; colony Panchayats, traders’ unions, church youth, schools and colleges, the IPR stated.

“The union also strives to instil a strong sense of work culture in the minds of the young people today which they believe will be enriched (sic) for a lifetime and not just another ‘social work’ which will last only a few hours,” the updates explained.

“The union looks forward to a positive turn out and hands out an open door invitation to any concerned citizen to volunteer for this cause and restore Kohima’s prominent beauty once again.”

By EMN Updated: May 27, 2019 11:09:30 pm