Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Vertical Garden inaugurated at Dimapur

Staff Reporter

Vertical Garden, between Old Dhansari Bridge Point and Urban Haat, constructed with the donation from Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) and advisor, Moatoshi Longkumer and initiated by Team Better Dimapur (TBD) was inaugurated on May 29.
The Vertical Garden was constructed under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), and inaugurated by advisor, Labour, Employment & Skill Development and Excise, Moatoshi Longkumer.
Addressing the gathering Longkumer said the inaugural programme of the garden symbolized the culmination of the hard work, dedication, planning and cooperation from intellectual, visionaries, architects, and labor of those who have worked tirelessly to bring this landmark to life. He also acknowledged the TBD for carrying out the noble task in making Dimpaur more beautiful.
Longkumer said the garden represented the heart and soul of all community and serve as a testimony to collective ideology and experiences of the people.
He expressed hope that the garden would serve as a landmark and beacon for inspiration, source of pride for Dimapur and a welcoming sight for visitors from around the world. “It will become the iconic symbol that defines our city”, he stated.
He further expressed hope that the landmark would not only enhance the scenic beauty of the city but also contribute to the economic growth and development.
The advisor also requested everyone to recognize the landmark as a representation of commitment towards sustainability and environment steward.
He later acknowledged the initiative and team effort of TBD and other organizations in achieving the milestone, pointing out that it was a testimony when everyone come together by leaving aside the differences and work for a common goal.
Delivering a short speech, administrator, DMC, W Manpai Phom, appealed everyone to maintain the facility so as to serve its purpose.
He also acknowledged TBD for their support and dedication in trying to make Dimapur better and cleaner place to live in.
Meanwhile, Phom also spoke on how DMC on it part was on the process of coming up with detailed project to bring out changes and improvements in waste management and other aspects to make Dimapur a cleaner place to reside. He noted that it was high time to come together and collaborate in keeping the city clean.
Delivering the keynote address, president, TBD, Mhonjan Humtsoe, said the work for the facility started on November 2022, and completed with a cost of Rs. 6,25,862.
He noted that DMC and NPCB donated Rs. 2,98,000, while the rest of the money were donated by advisor, Labour, Employment & Skill Development and Excise, Moatoshi Longkumer, Inner Wheel, NGOs and other well-wishers.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by assistant general secretary, TBD, Adrian Mahung, and invocation by pastor, Kingdom Culture Church, Visasier Kevichusa.
Short speeches were also delivered by member secretary, NPCB, Hukato Chishi and president, Inner Wheel, Anamika Saha, while a special number was delivered by general secretary, TBD, Vika Yeptho, and vote of thanks by president, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Meinuo Kire.



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