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NSF Martyrs’ Trophy to reduce single-use plastic

By PTI Updated: Sep 13, 2019 10:59 pm

Kohima, Sep. 13 (PTI): In sync with a nationwide campaign against single-use plastic, an initiative has been taken to hold the month-long Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) Martyrs Memorial Trophy in an environmentally friendly manner.

The NSF Martyrs Memorial Trophy, organised by the Angami Students’ Union (ASU), is one of the oldest and most reputed football tournaments in Nagaland.

ASU functionaries and the working committee of the tournament have decided to encourage players and spectators not to use plastic in any form, including mineral water bottles, ASU president Vizokho Zashmo told reporters here on Friday. “We cannot enforce complete ban but can only dissuade players and spectators from using plastic inside the venue, even for drinking water. They have been asked to carry their own water bottles,” he said.

The organisers of the 20th edition of the tournament, in collaboration with Kohima Municipal Council and Kohima Smart City Development Limited, will set up 15-20 water dispensers at the venue for refilling water bottles, he said.

Paper cups will also be placed along with the dispensers.

The organisers will not give mementos to patrons, special guests and invitees.

Instead, saplings with the motto ‘plant for life’, will be given to them, Zashumo said.The tournament will be held here from September 21 to October 19.

By PTI Updated: Sep 13, 2019 10:59:29 pm