Dimapur, April 3: A musical concert campaign on ‘No to plastic! Yes to clean election!’ was organized on Tuesday evening at Ward No.8, New Market colony by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) in collaboration with Music Task Force (YRS) Nagaland.
The campaign will cover all the 19 wards and a few prominent locations in the town.
A packed of crowd braved the rain and windy weather to witness the awareness concert as Cotton Country’s frontman Senti Johnny and soloists Keziah Semy and Ngapgang Mannyu belted out Kishore Kumar evergreen hits like ‘Yeh Sham Mastani’, ‘Tu Tu Hai Wahi’ and popular English numbers such as ‘Prize Tag’, ‘I Will Come Back As Another Women’ and ‘Perfect’, etc .
Wawe-u Kenye, a member of Green Team Kohima who spoke during the concert dwelt on the theme ‘No to plastic’, and highlighted the hazardous and ill effects of plastic pollution .
Imsu Yanger, Executive Engineering PWD advocating on ‘Clean election’ appealed the colony men and women to exercise their franchise on April 11.
“Election is for the people, by the people and of the people,” Yanger said and called upon the public not to be enticed by money but rather vote for development and for the welfare of the State and the nation.
KMC administrator Kovi Meyase while giving the concluding remarks said the audience of New Market colony have been so far the best among the 16 colonies that the campaign have covered.
“Don’t take money, don’t give proxy votes. Don’t take development money which is meant for development,” he appealed.
Meyase also informed that government would soon ban the use of plastic particularly the single – use plastics in few days.
The administrator, who is also a member of New Market (Ser) invited the colony members to yet another open air concert in culminating the journey of the movement of ‘No to plastic! Yes to clean election!’ on April 6 from 6 pm at Old MLA Hostel in Kohima town. (Page News Service)