CS urges youths to practice ‘clean election’

CS urges youths to practice ‘clean election’

Kohima, April 6: Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS today called upon Naga youths to be part of the solution of making the State ‘plastic free’ and also practice ‘clean elections’.
Speaking at the culmination concert ‘No To Plastics and Yes to Clean Elections’, an initiative of Kohima Municipal Council and Music Task Force under Youth Resources and Sports Department, Toy appealed to the youths to be part of the solution and not the problem by starting the plastics free movement from individual homes to schools and colleges to have a clean and greener Kohima and Nagaland.
On clean election movement, the Chief Secretary strongly said “let us stop preaching but start practicing clean elections”. “We can do it”, he affirmed.
Kohima Deputy Commissioner, Anoop Khinchi, IAS, while pointing that the seas around the globe will be having as much plastics as the aquatic animals by 2050, challenged on getting rid of the use of one time use plastics.
On clean election, he called upon the electorates not to be induced by any materialistic gains but understand the true leader which exercising the franchise. He cautioned that wrongly electing someone would bring about wrong governance and corruption.
“Let us vote for the right person and make our future bright,” he challenged.
Administrator of Kohima Municipal Council, Kovi Meyase said the theme-based music caravan which commenced on March 20 last and went through the 19 wards under KMC was conceived with the sole purpose of creating awareness on the harmful effects of plastics and therefore to further propagate the government’s decision to restrict the use of plastics – more specifically the use of single use plastics in our daily lives, besides spreading the clean election campaign.
He said while inroads have been made with the churches in Kohima, but “we intend to carry on with the plastic awareness concert campaigns with those in uniform – the police and students with a program on April 8″.
There is much more to be done, but the goal is not unachievable if we can put our common resolve to eradicate the menace at hand, he said.
Retired bureaucrat, Thangi Manen on behalf of the Green Team Kohima, while stating that plastics have become a menace as it is difficult to manage it, called upon all to ‘Say no to plastics”.
She announced that Green Team initiatives will not be for Kohima alone but move on to other parts of the State to make it a Green movement against the hazards of plastic pollution so as to have a greener and fertile Nagaland.
Thejangunuo Nakhro, Kohima icon for clean elections also dwelled on the necessity to for the youths to go to the polling booth and freely exercise their franchise. She also discouraged proxy voting.
Local artists including Assembly of God choir, Dahil Fithu and Band, LC Sekhose, The Noswes, Chakhesang Baptist youth, Odi Jamir, Ivy Entertainment, Isuiheang Zeliang, Surhuveyo Tetseo and Cotton Country Ban enthralled the gathering. (Page News Service)