Dimapur, June 24: The sanitation committee of Ward No 8, New Market launched ‘Littering Free Zone’ at its Panchayat Hall on Saturday in Kohima.
The sanitation committee distributed banners and hoardings some of which read “I love my New Market, please keep our colony litter free,” “Cleanliness and good sanitation in schools is a matter of high importance,” “The objective of cleaning is not just to clean but to feel happiness living within the environment,” etc which were put up and installed at various places in the colony.
Formally declaring the colony as ‘Litter Free Zone’ during the launching programme, Ruokuobeizo Nyusou, chairman of New Market Panchayat, urged the gathering comprising of sanitation committee, ward angels, youth members and women representatives to cooperate, work together and contribute towards the cleanliness of the capital city.
He informed that ‘litter free zone’ programme is a part of Government policy and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) would come for inspection after every six months and give away award to the cleanest among the 19 colonies under Kohima district. He urged the colony members to take part in the competition.
Nyusou also stressed on the need to create cleanliness awareness among the schools in the colony. He encouraged the gathering to approach someone to clean up their act, if they see the person dropping litter so that others may benefit, adopt and implement the good examples they are setting.
While stating that cleanliness begins at home, the chairman appealed to stop littering and start the practice of cleanliness starting from one’s family. He also underscored the importance of food safety, keeping clean surroundings and healthy environment with scientific discipline.
Zeriizo Suohu, vice-chairman New Market Panchayat was appreciative of the litter free programme which is a part of KMC initiatives for creating awareness and encouraged people’s participation towards cleanliness.
Kovi Meyase, joint secretary, Land Resources Development asked the sanitation committee to sensitize the shop keepers to have sufficient waste bins as we seem to have more litters from the shops. He asked them to approach ANTA to facilitate their taxi drivers with dustbins as most of the complaints of littering are from the taxi stand under the colony jurisdiction which is disturbing public convenience.
(Page News Service)