Wednesday, February 1, 2023

ASTD conducts mass social work at Naga Cemetery

Staff Reporter

With an objective to revamp the Naga Cemetery located at Lake View Colony Dimapur into a Tourist Attraction Centre in remembrance of the loved ones who were laid to rest, Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur (ASTD) conducted a mass social work, here, on Saturday.
The mass social work was carried out by ASTD members along with six ASTD range executive members.
Speaking to Nagaland Post, ASTD members stated that they had set up a committee for beautification of the area.
ASTD president Meren Nokpu stated that the reason behind choosing the particular area for beautification was because the old Naga cemetery remained abandon after the inauguration of the new Naga cemetery at Zani village.
In order to honor and respect the departed and cherish their memories, he said the ASTD took up the project with approval from Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on March.
With regard to preparation of construction, the members informed that the cleanliness drive will be carried continuously till the completion of “revamp project.”
The members stated that they have been constantly working to collect names to identify tombs for renovations.
Established in 1972 and spread over an area of 18 bighas, NCD had been maintaining the old Naga cemetery in the larger interest of the citizens of Dimapur irrespective of caste, tribe and religion.
It may be mentioned that the beautification of old Naga cemetery was one of the activities proposed, to commemorate the platinum jubilee in 2024.

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