Dimapur, May 1: An awareness programme on ”Plastic Waste Management” for educational institutions was held on April 30 at Mon Town Council Hall with Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS as the special guest.
The DC encouraged all the students and participants to look for alternate steps to reduce the use of plastics in Mon town. He distributed prize to the winner of essay competition on “Plastic Waste Management” and ‘Plastic Trash Collection’ competition.
The winner of the essay writing were Wanmei Walim Konyak, Sacred Heart School, Toilih M. Konyak, Police Unit School and Neha Kumari Ram, Model School respectively. The programme was chaired by Ethel Konyak.
Entertainment on plastic waste management was presented by Wangba Konyak.
Tseminyu: Awareness campaign programme on plastic waste management was held at Christian School Tseminyu on April 30.
EAC Tsogin, Rozy Sangtam called upon school children to share ideas about plastic waste management to their parents at home. The EAC also encouraged them to follow three steps for a very proper ways of managing the waste plastics, such as, to refuse to use them, to minimise or reduce the use of plastics in our daily lives, or to preserve them for recycling purposes.
In order to avoid using plastic bags, cloth carry bags were distributed to the students, teachers and officials present at the programme.
Rozy Sangtam reminded the gathering that distribution of cloth carry bags signify Tseminyu town becoming plastic free.
Students of BHSS Tseminyu, Njini Thong and others also spoke about plastic waste management at the program.
Medziphema: An awareness and community sensitization on harmful effects of plastic use and one day training on paper bag making was organized by ATSI & Co in collaboration with Can Youth at Public Hall, Medziphema Town on April 30. The programme was sponsored by District administration with media partner by IPR.
Nino Krose an elderly person from Medziphema, spoke on the topic ‘Action for change’ where she dwelled on the importance of plastic management, concern of plastic pollution, waste management and the Three R’s – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. She stated that as a responsible citizen we need to contribute for a better world and thanked the Can Youth for organising and encouraging people to live a better life.
Resource person, Jenpu Rongmei, Chief Functionary Can Youth spoke about the purpose of the awareness campaign and highlighted the ecological and social effects of plastic pollution. He also explained on how to minimise the triggering threat of plastic pollution and urged the students, NGOs and all present in the programme to sensitise. He further said that educational institution and Churches must encourage to refuse and reduce plastic products in daily life.
To help curb the issue, a one day training on paper bag making was also provided to women on how to make, paper bags along with cloth bags.(Page News Service)