Swacch Nagaland is the responsibility of all, says Acharya
Kohima, Sep. 15 (EMN): Governor, PB Acharya Friday made a clarion call to the people of Nagaland to join hands in the effort to make the state one of the cleanest in the country.
Towards this initiative, he stated the need to make “Swachh Bharat and Swachh Nagaland” a movement for all citizens to participate with the responsibility to make one’s surroundings neat and clean.
Acharya, who is also the brand ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, said this during the launch of Swachhta Hi Sewa (Cleanliness is Service) campaign today at Super Market area, adjacent to Kohima local ground, Kohima.
He observed that cleanliness is a must if India has to emerge as a strong nation, and the same applies for Nagaland. He felt that a clean surrounding leads to a healthy mind and a healthy body. He noted that the health of a nation is the wealth of the nation too.
As for tourism to flourish in the state, Acharya also voiced the need to keep our towns and villages clean, which he felt will be the key in inviting outsiders to visit the state.
Acharya also emphasised on the importance of having proper public toilets neat and clean, while observing that most households in the state were equipped with proper toilet facilities. Stating that there were very few public toilets in the town, he urged the government to address this.
The governor also observed that many government undertakings towards cleanliness have been far from satisfactory. To this, he urged all concerned not to do things just for a namesake or a photo shot for publicity, but for total implementation.
Parliamentary Secretary for Housing, Levi Rengma said that it should be the bounden of all citizens towards this cleanliness mission.
To mark the launch of Swachhta Hi Sewa, the governor and other dignitaries including Minister for Roads and Bridges, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire, Parliamentary Secretary for Housing, Levi Rengma, chief secretary, Pankaj Kumar and others cleaned a portion at the Super Market area.
The Swachhta Hi Sewa (SHS) campaign which commenced today will go on till October 2.