Kohima Save Dzüvürü Campaign and Dzükou – plastic free zone on WED


Kohima, June 5: Nagaland’s capital – Kohima today joined the rest of the globe in observing World Environment Day on the theme “Beat Air pollution” by launching two very important campaigns – cleaning the major rivulet Dzüvürü and in making the picturesque Dzükoü valley as plastic free zone.
Advisor for Rural Development, MLA Dr. Neikiesalie Kire formally launched the “Save Dzüvürü Campaign”, and Kohima Village Students’ Union (KVSU) at the Norfolk War Memorial, adjacent to Mohonkhola bridge.
Addressing the gathering which comprised of student volunteers from 19 schools, various NGOs and civil society organizations and the Green Team said such initiative should not only be a day’s affair but should be held frequently to discourage dumping of waste in the rivers and drainages.
Stating that Kohima does not only belong to the Angami and Tenyimis but comprises of people from other tribes settling here, Dr Nicky said everybody should develop a sense of responsibility to keep the locality clean. He also urged the colony panchayats to check that proper septic tanks with soak pits should be made while coming up with new buildings.
Kohima Municipal Council Administrator Kovi Meyase stressed on the need for attitudinal change of the people from always blaming the government for the problems created by them.
He said that Kohima Smart City does not only mean beautification and development initiatives but being smart with behavioral change in oneself.
Initiatives as cleaning Dzüvürü is extremely priceless, he said while hoping that it will help achieving cleaner and more livable.
Kohima Village Council Chairman, Dr Neiphi Kire lamented that Dzüvürü and other streams around Kohima which once used to have the small fishes and also the source of clean water, has today become a bed for waste and there is no life. He therefore requested all to join hands in reverting back the beautiful Kohima.
Brand Ambassador of Swacch Bharat Mission, Supongmeren Jamir, KVSU advisor Phelhoufhelie Kesiezie and Vitsu Yhome also delivered short speeches discouraging not segregate waste and also to dump it at the allocated space.
Colony Panchayats, schools and colleges, churches, NGOs from Kohima town participated in the campaign.
Another major program on the occasion was the declaration of picturesque Dziikou Valley, one of the tourist hotspot of the State capital, as Plastic Free Zone under the aegis of Southern Angami Youth Organization (SAYO) at Viswema Village under Kohima district.
Advisor Youth Resources and Sports, Zale Neikha announcing the formal declaration appreciated the initiative of SAYO in accordance with its pledge to conserve and protect the environment.
Maintaining that Dzükou is an asset for the State, Neikha urged all the frontal organization in the region to take active participation in its preservation and protection.
Head of Department of Tourism, Akhale Khamo said Dziikou valley is not only a hotspot destination for tourists and locals but it is also an educational institute for environment.
CHILDLINE Kohima also observed the occasion by holding awareness program in collaboration with project ‘plant a tree grow a life’ supported by Village Council and Village Development Board Nachama, at Nachama village in Kohima district.
(Page News Service)