Along with the rest of the country, Swachhata Pakhwada – Swachhata Hi Seva, massive cleanliness drive was conducted across Nagaland on September 30.
Dimapur: In Dimapur, the culmination program of the Swacchata Hi Seva cleanliness drive, as part of Swachh Bharat, was held at Clock Tower Junction, Dimapur. The initiative commenced on September 17, 2023.
The cleanliness drive covered 23 wards of Dimapur, along with other significant junctions within the district.
Advisor to Urban Development and Municipal Affairss, Zhaleo Rio, administered the Swacchata pledge culmination programme as chief guest. Emphasizing the importance of cleanliness, Zhaleo stated, cleaning should be done at designated waste disposal areas and urged citizens to cultivate civic responsibility. As a measure to alleviate traffic congestion, he also announced plan for introduction of smaller trucks for waste collection by Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC).
Retired Commissioner and Secretary, and Founder of Earth Alliance Nagaland, L.H Thangi Mannen, discussed the usage and management of multi-layered plastic (MLP). The Earth Alliance, in collaboration with experts from metropolitan cities, has devised a plan involving 20 to 25 schools across Kohima, Dimapur, and Mokokchung.
Under the initiative, students will collect plastic waste from their homes to be processed by the concerned municipals. The waste will subsequently be dispatched to the Dalmia Cement, which ensures zero waste residue. DMC administrator, W Manpai Phom delivering keynote address highlighted the challenges faced, and mentioned the obstacles which often resulted in flood-like situations due to improper waste disposal. He said the focus of the cleanliness drive has pivoted towards the management of plastic waste, to mitigate flood-related issues in the town.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by the District Ambassador of Dimapur Swaach Bharat and president of Team Better Dimapur, Mhonjan Lotha. Six educational institutions, NDPP party workers, representatives from Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Team Better Dimapur, and local colony leaders took part in the cleanliness drive.
Meanwhile, NDPP Dimapur region participated in the nationwide cleanliness drive and cleaned the ISBT premise at Purana Bazar, East Dimapur.
A press release from NDPP Dimapur Region general secretary Joel Ngullie stated that the team was led by Vihoshe Awomi and accompanied by his colleagues, officials of Women and Youth Organisations, and also officials from all five constituencies. Advisor Zhaleo Rio and advisor, Moatoshi Longkumer MLA and other NDPP leaders participated in the exercise.
TENING: Massive cleanliness drive was carried out in the entire Tening town area.
Citizens of Tening Town, representatives from educational institutions, religious Organisations, civil society, administrations and youths took part in the social work.
MEDZIPHEMA: Medziphema sub-division conducted a mass social work with participation from different sections, educational institutions, NGOs, government departments, both state and central village leaders and citizens. Medziphema administration and MTC provided assistance and executed the work.
ZUNHEBOTO: Students and citizens of Zunheboto participated in the cleanliness drive as part of Swachhata Pakhwada -Swachhata hi Seva (SHS) in Zunheboto on September 30.
TIZIT: Under the initiative of Tizit Town Council, a mass social work was conducted at Tizit.
ADC office staff, DBs, Police Personnel under SDPO Tizit, Police Station Tizit and NCC GHSS Tizit, led by ADC and administrator, Tizit Town Council, Zhoi Lohe, took part in the social work.
NSS Yingli Government College: NSS Wing, Yingli Government College, Longleng organised mass social work in college campus and football ground as a mark of “Shramdaan for Swachhata Nagaland” on September 30.
WOKHA: Wokha district organized a mass social/cleanliness drive under Swachhata Hi Seva at Wokha Town.
The cleanliness drive was led by deputy commissioner, Ajit Kumar where deputy chief minister, Y. Patton took part in the cleanliness drive.
Patton said that keeping India clean or Swachhata HI Seva was initiated by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to keep the surrounding clean for healthy environment. He thanked all the participants and urged them to clean their surroundings daily.
Patton also visited the SP office Wokha and joined the jawans for the cleanliness drive. He inspected the new SP office complex which was under construction, and appealed the contractor to complete the building by March 2024.
MELURI: A mass social work was conducted at Meluri town, as part of Indian swachhata league (League) season -2 Swachhata HI Seve Campaign. All government employees, students and public of Meluri Town participated in the cleanliness drive.
PHEK: Massive cleanliness drive was undertaken at Phek district Hq under the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Phek, Kuko Mero at the DC Complex Phek.
All government employees took part in the cleanliness drive and in the colonies and wards, the drive was conducted under the initiative of the colony ward chairman/GBs.
TUENSANG: Led by district administration, the cleanliness drive was observed in Tuensang town. At the cleanliness drive, DC Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa speech expressed gratitude for the active participation from all departments and ward.
Staff of various departments in Tuensang, students, wards, 28th Assam Rifles and business establishment took part in the cleanliness drive.