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More people come forward to beautify Kohima

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 20, 2020 9:04 pm

Our Correspondent
Kohima, July 20 (EMN): The bid of two persons to beautify Kohima by placing potted plants and flowers along the streets has received an overwhelming response from the citizens with more people coming forward to join the initiative.

Sources from Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) informed Eastern Mirror that around 20 more potted flowers and plants have been donated to KMC by YouthNet and Atsinuo Sekhose.

KMC administrator Kovi Meyase apprised that the containers were placed on the roadside in Kohima town later on Monday.

Café Aura, which is situated near Union Baptist Church, has also put up about six potted plants in front of the cafeteria along the road of the town.

With such contributions from concerned citizens, KMC is planning to increase line of ornamental plants from the south towards the north of the main town.

Meyase, who is also the CEO of Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL), expressed happiness at the gesture of the people, saying that more citizens are responding positively towards the “green line,” a campaign with the intent to sensitise denizens on the importance of sanitation, beautification, civic sense and clean surroundings in the city.

“Citizens’ participation also indicates that they have the sense of belongingness for the city,” he said.

In the meantime, the officer also expressed apprehension as flowers pots were being stolen earlier.

He recalled that there have been many instances of missing pots of flowers and plants from footpaths, roadsides and traffic junctions, which were donated by both government and different organisations.

He shared that the plants were uprooted, many pots were stolen while some were “kicked away”. As such, replacing the missing pots had become an issue as it involved expenditure. However, Meyase said such nuisance should “not deter us from continuing our efforts towards the growth of the city,” while reminding that good deeds ultimately overcome bad deeds.

Stating that the “green line movement” is a citizen’s movement taken by the public, he expressed hope that with “patience and determination,” more would come forward in contributing towards the welfare of the city.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jul 20, 2020 9:04:17 pm