DMC awards ‘Cleanest Colony Award’ to 6 colonies

DMC awards ‘Cleanest Colony Award’ to 6 colonies

Dimapur, September 15: Continuing with its effort for a better, cleaner and healthier Dimapur, the Dimapur Municipal Council today awarded 6 colonies falling under Dimapur district at an award ceremony held at Circuit House here.
The awards were presented for the month of January to June. For the month of January NST colony was awarded the cleanest colony, February Sematilla was awarded, Aokong colony (March), United Naga Block ‘B’ Burma Camp (April), Viola colony (May) and Imkonglenden colony (June). The winners of cleanest colony were rewarded with cash prize of Rs 10,000 along with citation.
Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Sushil Kumar Patel, IAS addressed that Dimapur as a cosmopolitan town and district with diverse communities residing was not easy to mobilize unlike other districts and the district was facing new challenge everyday which is better.
It was not easy to perform continuously for 12 months alone but with the effort of the colony chairman and the communities residing, it was possible, he said and congratulated the chairmen and the communities for their participation and reminded them that Dimapur has potential and for this we need challenges.
DMC administrator Moa Sangtam iterated the need for civic sense and a constructive mindset. He persuaded the colony representatives to contribute for a clean Dimapur not for money or prize but for their future for a better Dimapur.
“Your contribution should not be a duty but take it as a responsibility for the better future”, Sangtam appealed.
SDO (Civil) Dimapur Nyempo Wallim who is the convener and judge of the cleanest colony informed that from the month of September, the cleanest colony competition will begin the final quarter of the competition for the year 2018 and the elimination round will begin from September.
For the month of September, out of the more than 100 colonies in Dimapur, 30 will be selected as per their performance, in October 20 colonies, 10 colonies in November and five in December.
In the month of December the winners will be declared out of the top five colonies.
Drawing attention on the criteria for the competition, the judge underlined that it will be based on six indicators-garbage management, drainage management, stagnant water, road maintenance, sanitation and colony community participation for cleanliness.
The judge reiterated that community participation was crucial and the colony need not have the best constructed road but maintenance was crucial.
(Page News Service)