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Kohima citizens launch cleanliness campaign

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Students displaying a banner after the launch of ‘Keep Our City Clean’ campaign in Kohima on Friday. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, March 6 (EMN):
A group of like-minded volunteers comprising public leaders, elders, government officials and citizens of Kohima launched a cleanliness campaign to encourage citizens to contribute towards the cause of cleanliness and sanitation in the state capital.

 The ‘Keep Our City Clean’ campaign was launched near United Traders in Kohima on Friday.

Sportspersons and students wearing green ribbons performed in the streets of Kohima town, spreading the message of cleanliness.

During the event, archers from IG Stadium displayed the art of shooting while female taekwondo players demonstrated self-defence techniques for women.

Ape Puro performed a physique display while Senti Semy did a cover version of Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are A-Changin’. He also led the crowd in singing We Shall Overcome.

Students from Oking Christian School then led the walk around the streets, holding banners that read ‘Keep Our City Clean’.

Speaking at the launch of the campaign, the convenor of the programme Khriehuzo Lohe, said the campaign was initiated as a voluntary movement inviting the residents of Kohima to be ‘more responsible in keeping the state capital clean’.

Even as the government is trying to maintain good road conditions and proper drainage system, Lohe called upon the citizens to come together and be the key players in keeping their city clean.

“We want to keep our homes clean but many of us, when we go out, we really don’t care much about our city,” he said.

Lohe reminded the citizens to not only depend on local bodies like Kohima Municipal Council to shoulder the responsibility of keeping the city clean but also ‘take priority in doing one’s part towards sanitisation’.

He informed that awareness movements on cleanliness will be organised from time to time by coordinating with NGOs, village-level welfare and student organisations, youths of various churches, local and non-local communities, NCC, police, armed forced etc.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 06, 2020 11:15:54 pm