Dimapur, December 19: The first edition of ‘December Fest’ is underway here at DDSC Stadium Dimapur. It is an initiative of The Better Dimapur Team in collaboration with the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Naga Council Dimapur, GB Union Dimapur, Dimapur Urban Council Chairman Federation (DUCCF) and Naga Women Hoho Dimapur to bring different communities & denizens of Dimapur to celebrate unity and diversity.
Attended by thousands of people from all across Dimapur and irrespective of religions and communities, the opening ceremony of the fest was graced by Lt. Gen. Gopal R, GOC 3 Corps as a guest.
Speaking on the occasion Lt. Gen. Gopal said that this should be an annual event and praised the way traffic is managed in the city and garbage is disposed and lauded the ‘Garbage to Gold’ project.
The ‘Garbage to Gold’ project was launched in January this year by Pro Rural in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) to convert household level waste especially kitchen waste into composts.
He said that everyone in the city needs to make an effort in their personal level to take Dimapur towards pollution free, cleaner and healthier, and a better Dimapur. He said that he will make contributions towards this in his own capacity and everyone else should too and witness Dimapur being declared the cleanest city in India.
“There are still miles to go,” he added.
The opening ceremony also included different performances and activities put up by different groups and an oath taking ceremony of representatives from different colonies in the city holding their individual flags to have a sportsmanship spirit throughout the events of the 3-day fest.
The ‘December Fest’ will conclude on December 20.
(Page News Service)