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SAYO resolves to preserve Dzükou Valley

By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Nov 25, 2023 9:26 pm
SAYO resolves to preserve Dzukou Valley
Officials of SASU and Dzükou Management Team after the sanitation drive in Kohima on Saturday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) has resolved to taken upon the responsibilities to preserve the Dzükou valley.

The resolution to this effect was taken during ‘Dzükou Valley sanitation drive,’ organised by Southern Angami Students’ Union (SASU) and Dzükou Management Team in Kohima on Saturday on the theme “’I Care Dzükou.”

Speaking at the programme, Zatsitsolie Beio, legal advisor of the Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO), urged the youth of the southern Angami region to proudly uphold and preserve the renowned Dzükou Valley with a sense of responsibility. He also emphasised the importance of adhering to rules and regulations governing the pristine valley.

Beio drew attention to the region’s commitment to safeguarding it under Article 371 (A) of the Indian Constitution by emphasising the need to educate visitors about the indigenous and traditional rights. He also underscored the significance of popularising traditional practices protected under the Article that secure the lands of the people in Nagaland.

He also stressed the importance of raising awareness about the do’s and don’ts as well as the rules and regulations of the tourist hot spot and urged prompt reporting of any issue relating to the valley. Besides, he called on the youth to responsibly maintain the cleanliness of Dzükou.

Expressing optimism about the benefits the region could derive from Dzükou in the future, he discussed intellectual property rights under the GI Act and emphasised the need to protect the valley’s rich flora and fauna. He also urged the youth to engage in research related to the valley’s biodiversity, recognising vast opportunities within.

Commending social work efforts despite challenges, he acknowledged the positive impact on and around the valley.

SASU president, Letso Mekro, highlighted the vision behind the sanitation drive particularly in preserving Dzükou’s natural beauty.

He called for collective responsibility, not only from locals but also from tourist guides, and reminded not to litter with rubbish in Dzükou Valley.

Vivota Kulnu from the Dzükou Management Team informed Eastern Mirror that volunteers are deployed for various purposes including vigilance to prevent incidents like past instances of miscreants lighting fires in the valley.

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Nov 25, 2023 9:26:27 pm
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