ASU launches ‘Shining Kohima’ initiative

ASU launches ‘Shining Kohima’ initiative
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Kohima, May 19: The Angami Students’ Union (ASU) has taken up a noble cause to beautify the State capital through sanitation.
For this the ASU today organised a programme at old MLA Hostel junction where the union’s sanitation ambassadors were felicitated. The initiative “Shining Kohima – Ever clean” will have ambassadors from Class-VI and VII drawn from various schools in Kohima who will wear the badges of ASU sanitation ambassadors whereby the ambassadors regardless of whether in school or outside propagate the notion of sanitation.
“The ambassadors will set examples by cleaning the surroundings wherever they go and also request anyone who is littering not to do so,” the ASU said.
The ASU has previously collaborated with the Kohima Municipal Council and initiated the Dog Pound to free Kohima of the dog menace. The union also introduced and launched “Car Bin”project with the All Nagaland Taxi Association Kohima where some car bins were donated to the taxis and once again asked the vehicles owners to maintain car bins.
“We aim at promoting a sense of belongingness, that every individual is responsible for keeping a clean environment,” the ASU added.
The union further said sanitation has many benefits but one of the most important is contribution towards healthy living of a society. “The social hygiene of our society has hit rock bottom, we spit on the road, walls of building are seen splattered with betel leaf stains, urinating everywhere. Our trashes overflows onto the streets as people leave their garbage on the roads. It is disheartening as educated people to indulge in such behaviour. The need for cleanliness has to be uncalculated to each and every individual,” ASU said.
The ASU said in its effort to promote social hygiene in society, especially in Kohima town, has initiated a pilot project under the banner Angami Students’ Union Sanitation Ambassadors with an objective to reach out and create awareness to preserve and protect environment which has become imperative. (Page News Service)