Young guns: Lhomithi youth clean dump-yard
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 14 : One of the most neglected stretch of road in Dimapur, both in terms of road repair and sanitation works, received a desperately needed clean-up work on Monday – all thanks to the collective goodwill exhibited by a of group of youngsters.
The length from Signal-Thahekhu junction to Lhomithi Baptist Church must be the worst, and longest-neglected, patch of road in Dimapur. On Monday morning, Sumi youths from the locality – members of the church and student union – gathered to clean up the dump-yard and the along the road, and whitewash the walls.
On the fresh-cleaned walls of the dump-yard, the youths put up passages from the Bible. One of the members said that the waste yard was once a resting shed that was left unattended, and over the years, residents of the locality started dumping garbage there.
The area has been facing a severe sanitation problem due to the irregularity in transportation of garbage by the municipal sanitation workers. The waste that has left unattended for months has blocked the drainage system causing flood whenever it rains in the area.
According the youths, Monday’s social work was sponsored by Jonathan Yephto, a resident of the locality. He also provided an excavator to clean up the dump-yard.