Dimapur, September 30: Mass cleanliness drive was organized across Nagaland on Saturday as part of Swachhata Pakhwada-Swachhata Hi Seva.
In the run up to Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, responding to the call of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a nationwide cleanliness drive “Shramdaan for Swachhata” a cleanliness drive was undertaken under the supervisions of the Governor of Nagaland La Ganesan at the Raj Bhavan, Kohima compounds and the areas in and around in the vicinity of Raj Bhavan.
The Governor in his message stressed that cleanliness can prevent most of the major health problems and that “Cleanliness is next to godliness”. Therefore he urged upon the people to maintain cleanliness in their homes, surrounding and streets to prevent the diseases.
He also said that this cleanliness drive is a only a symbolic one and called upon the people to make cleanliness a habit and part of their daily lifestyle.
Secretary to Governor, Rajesh Soundararajan, officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan and security personnel, DC Kohima Shanavas and his officers, KMC Administrator and staff and other officials.
Meanwhile, along with the rest of the districts in the state of Nagaland, the state capital Kohima took part in the Mega Cleanliness Drive, “Swachhata Pakwada- Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS)”.
Keeping in line with the directives from the state government, the cleanliness drive was carried out in all the wards/ Colonies and business establishments under the supervision of Kohima Municipal Council.
The ward Panchayats, Sector Sanitation Committee, security personnel, school students and the general public participated in the cleanliness drive.
Along with the rest of the State, Tuensang District led by District Administration observed Swachhata Pakhwada – Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) at Tuensang Town on September 30. During the cleanliness drive, Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, Deputy Commissioner Tuensang in her short speech expressed her gratitude for the active participation from all departments and ward to clean Tuensang. She added that we should always remember that ‘My waste my Responsibility’ to make our surroundings clean and healthy living.
Cleanliness drive of Tuensang was participated by all the Staff of Department from Tuensang, students, wards, 28th Assam Rifles and Business establishment.
As a part of Swachhata Pakhwada-Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) 2023, a Massive Cleanliness Drive was undertaken on September 30 at Phek district Hq under the initiative of Deputy Commissioner Phek, Kuko Mero, NCS at the DC Complex Phek.
The SHS cleanliness drive was also participated by all the government employees at their respective office premises and in all the colonies and wards under the initiative of the colony Ward Chairman/GBs. Shopkeepers too participated in the drive by cleaning the surroundings in and around their respective shops.
Joining with the rest of the country and the district of the state, Wokha District organized a mass social/cleanliness drive under Swachhata Hi Seva at Wokha Town on September 30.
Deputy Chief Minister & Minister of Home, Nagaland Y Patton joined the District Administration led Deputy Commissioner Ajit Kumar Ranjan, IAS, various offices of the District ,Public and political parties (BJP & NDPP) of the district for the mass cleanliness drive.
Y Patton said that keeping India clean or Swachhata HI Seva is initiated by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to keep our surrounding clean for Healthly Environment.
Y Patton thanked all the participants and urged that keeping our surroundings clean should be based on daily practices.
Deputy CM also visited the SP office Wokha and joined the jawans for the cleanliness drive. He inspected the new SP office complex which is currently under construction, also urged and appealed the contractor to complete the building by March 2024 for Inauguration.
Students and citizens of Zunheboto participating in the cleanliness drive as part of Swachhata Pakhwada -Swachhata hi Seva (SHS) at Zunheboto on September 30.
As part of the swachhata pakhwada- swachhata Hi seva, mass social work was conducted at Niuland town on September 30.
As a tribute to Mahatma Ghandhi, a massive cleanliness drive was carried out in the entire Tening Town area on September 30. The works involving of all the citizens of Tening Town, educational institutions, religious Organisation, Civil society, Administrations and Town youths actively took part in the social work.
As part of Swachhata Hi Seva, Medziphema sub-division conducted a mass social work on September 30 to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his upcoming birth anniversary on 2nd October.
People from different sections, educational institutions, NGOs, government departments, both state and central village leaders and citizens come together to clean streets, public space and surrounding areas. Medziphema administration and MTC provided assistance and executed the work.
With the initiative of Tizit Town Council a mass social work was conducted at Tizit as part of Indian Swachhata League 2.0 of Swachhata Pakhwada on September 30.
ADC Office staff, DBs, Police Personnel under SDPO Tizit, Police Station Tizit and NCC GHSS Tizit, led by ADC and Administrator, Tizit Town Council, Zhoi Lohe, took charge of the welcome gate and Bazaar area and gave it a fresh look.
People from all walks of life participated in the social work by cleaning their respective offices, institutions, establishments and residential areas.
A mass social work was conducted at Meluri Town, as part of Indian swachhata league (League) season -2 Swachhata HI Seve Campaign on September 30. All government employees, students & public of Meluri Town participated cleanliness drive in their own respective Schools, offices and residence under the initiative of the Administration department.
The NSS Wing, Yingli Government College, Longleng organised mass social work to clean the surroundings of the College Campus and it’s football ground as a mark of “Shramdaan for Swachhata Nagaland” on September 30. After cleaning the surroundings of the College and its football ground the volunteers grabbed the opportunity to clean the Longleng – Bhumnyu road side also. Besides the NSS Volunteers some, non-teaching staff, faculty members, IQAC Coordinator, Vice -Principal and Principal of the College also actively participated in the program activities. Altogether 150 persons witnessed the activities.
As part of the SBM 2.0, observance of Swachhata Hi Seva and in pursuance to Home Department notification for state wide clean-up programme fixed on September 30, Dimapur Municipal Council organised clean up drive involving citizens of all 23 wards under DMC, along with organisations, offices, departments and NGO’s.
The main focus on the clean up was collected of plastic waste and clearing and cleaning of clogged drains. Convergence points of the clean up drive was designated at 7 locations namely: DC Court junction; Signal junction; New Market; Railway station; Supermarket (Rajbari Ruins); Burma camp bazaar and City Tower
The culmination programme was graced by Zhaleo Rio, Advisor and MLA for Urban Development as Chief guest. The DMC thanked and acknowledged the support and cooperation extended by all.
(Page News Service)