Mass social work conducted across Nagaland

Mass social work conducted across Nagaland
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Dimapur, September 29: Inaugural programme for flagging off mass social work at Dimapur district was held at City Tower Dimapur, Saturday morning.
Emphasizing on the need for clean environment, Nagaland PHED Minister, Jacob Zhimomi observed that development does not only concern about massive buildings and infrastructures but mentioned clean environment as prerequisite for development.
In tune with the vision of the Central Government’s Swachh Bharat Mission under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Zhimomi appealed to the GBs, Village councils, local community, leaders and all concern for carrying the message forward in order to have a healthy lifestyle and a clean environment.
“It should be our endeavor right from the Panchayat level to sensitise and create awareness in their jurisdiction, he added. Dimapur being the commercial hub of Nagaland, Jacob maintained that the message of cleanliness has to go across the length and breadth of the entire state, starting from Dimapur. Although Swachh Bharat Mission programme would culminate on 2nd October, Jacob reminded one and all that cleanliness has to continue for our entire lives.
Deputy Speaker Nagaland, Zhaleo Rio felt that cleanliness should be a way of our life and urged the citizens, Civil Hohos, Government Departments and all concern for cooperation in the mass social work.
He felt that the Swachh Bharat Mission of the PDA Government under the leadership of Modi should be taken as peoples’ movement. Government will be the facilitator and it is the people who should work hand in hand with the Government, Zhaleo maintained.
Advisor Power, Nagaland, Tovihoto Ayemi while raising concern about the rise of dengue fever, malaria and diarrhoea, attributed unhealthy living environment as the main reason, and appeal to the village/ward/colony functionaries for organising cleanliness drive often. “Cleanliness is an important practice for clean, healthy and hygienic environment, he reminded.
Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, IAS who chaired the programme also read out the Swachh Pledge.
Thereafter, mass social work for Dimapur district was launched by the Legislators of Dimapur District including M.P Lok Sabha, Tokheho.
Government officials, village functionaries, party leaders, civil societies, NGOs, DMC, and citizens of Dimapur attended the social work launching programme.
Wokha: Joining with the rest of the country and the state Wokha District Administration and Wokha Town Council organized Mass social work in all the colonies/wards within Wokha town jurisdiction as part of “Swachhata Hi Seva” (Cleanliness is service). Deputy Chief Minister & Minister for Home, Y.Patton and MLA Dr.Chumben Murry also took part during the cleanliness drive.
The cleanliness drive will be conducted from September 29 till October 2. Three cleanest colony will be selected basing on their performance and will be awarded during the culmination programme which will be held on October 2.
Y Patton while speaking during the launching function stated all over India on the 15th September 2018 and our State has decided to launch the fortnight programme starting from 29th Sept to 2nd October 2018. He also said that the State Government will provide incentives to the District Headquarters who maintain cleanliness.
While speaking on the scenario of cleanliness in our North Eastern States he stated that, perhaps Nagaland may be the dirtiest state which is nothing to be proud off and he opined that may be due to increase of pollution many epidemic/diseases may be occurring in our state, therefore we need to introspect ourselves and applied self dignity to keep our environment/surrounding clean which will also help minimize global warming.
While speaking on health sector and healthy environment in our district, Patton also stated that the district will very soon enforce banning of tobacco related products in our district.
MLA Dr. Chumben Murry while speaking during the occasion said, we are living in an age of globalization era and with this globalization we are witnessing development even to the remotes area and in globalization cleanliness is also one of the area where physical cleanliness increase the volume of physical well being likewise when we keep our surrounding and environment clean our general wellbeing is on healthy side, therefore, taking in to this consideration Dr. Chumben called upon the people of the district to maintain our surrounding clean and healthy environment which will also help to bring changes in our society.
Deputy Commissioner, Wokha Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon who also spoke during the function said that, Nagaland witness one of the most serious disaster situation in recent month due to incessant rain and landslide and floods occurred in many part of the state and it was unprecedented situation which the state face including Wokha district where the District Administration and District Disaster Management Agency has done its best to regain regality and rebuild the district.
Kiphire: As directed by the Government of Nagaland, along with the rest of the districts, Kiphire held mass social work on 29th September 2018 in all the eleven wards. The works were carried out under the initiative of the district administration, ward chairman and head of offices.
Tuensang: Deputy Commissioner Tuensang, L. Jamithung Lotha launched Swachhata Hi Seva at Tuensang Town on September 29 at Clock Tower Tuensang.
While briefing the participants of the programme, he said that one must keep surroundings clean and make use of the dust bins to dispose waste. The programme was chaired by Extra Assistant Commissioner, Vikhoto Richa and special number was presented by Lirili Sangtam. All the government employees, heads of offices, District Administration, Ward Committee members and citizens participated in the mass social work.
Phek: In Commemoration of 150th Birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Phek District headquarter observed a program under the theme “Town Cleanliness & Beautification Drive” which was jointly organised by Phek Town Council, DDMA with Phek Town Youth Society where all the denizens from Phek town took part in the mass social work on September 29.
The Deputy Commissioner called upon the people to give their best effort for betterment of living standard. A pledge was taken on the occasion for a cleaner Phek town.
A brief function was also held at Phek Town Baptist Church Junction where the function was chaired by Avelu Ruho ADC & Administrator, PTC; Prayer was pronounced by PTBC Youth Director, Chivo Medeo and a short speech was delivered by PTYS President Neizote Venuh.
Further on October 1, all wards and NGOs will be carrying out a mass social work at Phek Government College for which all government departments have been informed to conduct social work in their respective compounds and surroundings.
Mokokchung: Along with the nation, Swachh Bharat programme with its theme “One Step towards Cleanliness” flag off Programme in Mokokchung district was held at Imlong Place at 6:00 AM today
Brand Ambassador Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) Supongmeren flagged off the programme in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal and Bendangnukshi District Ambassador (SBM). Speaking on the occasion, the Brand Ambassador thanked all the participants and called upon the people to come together and celebrate the day by cleaning the towns and villages in the district.
He maintained that it is the responsibility of all citizens to keep a clean environment saying that mother-nature have given enough to mankind therefore, it is time we give something in return by cleaning the surroundings thereby making a better world to live in.
Giving a clarion call to the people, Supongmeren said, “Mokokchung being branded the “Land of Pioneers” by the State Government, why not take another new step for land of cleanliness”. He also conducted the pledge on the mission program.
The programme was chaired by ADC W. Manpai Phom while Pastor MTBA Rev. Ponen Longchar invoked god’s blessing.
Pughoboto: Joining the state wide cleanliness drive, Pughoboto town conducted social work in all the colonies and offices led by the administrators on September 29.
All the residents cleared weeds along the main roads and clogged drains in their respective colonies which were initiated by the GBs. GHS, New Foundation School, Mission School Pughoboto students swept the streets in the town under the supervision of the School authorities. Adhoc Town council Pughoboto took the responsibility of deposing the garbage and waste by providing vehicles.
Longkhim: As part of the Swachh Bharat Day Longkhim Town conduct mass social work led by ADC Longkhim on September 29. During the brief launching programme, SDO (C) Longkim highlighted about the Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched in 2nd October 2014 as a mission to make India clean. The social work Commerce with the short prayer pronounced by Pastor Longkim Town Baptist Church.
Tening: Tening participated in the state wide mass social work for Swachh Bharat (Making India Clean) began on Saturday.
Extra Assistant Commissioner, Sakuchingmak Chang, Additional Deputy Commissioner’s office has instructed all the head offices including denizens continue to clean the surrounding and lives hygienic life till 2nd October and days to come.
The social work will mark 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation and Swachh Bharat along with International Non- Violence Day.
Old Town Peren: Along with the state, Old Town Peren Hq also celebrated Swach Bharat Day on September 29. ADC Chuba Wati Chang briefed the important of the Swach Bharat Day. All the wards members and general public participated in the mass cleanliness drives.
Jalukie Town: Swachhata Hi Sewa programme was held at Traffic point Jalukie Town on September 29. ADC Tinojongshi Chang delivered the keynote address. General public and the business community participated in the mass social work programme.
Bhandari: Bhandari Sub-Division organised a mass social work commemorating Swachh Bharat Day on September 29 under the initiative of ADC Bhandari, Tiameren Chang. The public, students, government employees and NGOs participated. The work was carried out by filling the potholes, clearing jungles, drainages and landslides. Compulsory attendance of the community and government employees was observed. The work was supervised by Administration, HoOs, GBs and NGOs.
Pfutsero: As per the notification by the Nagaland state government, Pfutsero Sub Division conducted mass social work on September 29 with Minister for Planning & coordination and land revenue, Neiba Kronu as the Special Participant.
The social work was led by the Minister along with the public leaders, all Government departments, local bodies, NGOs, and the general public of Pfutsero town. Kronu visited the Community Health Center, Pfutsero and also inspected the conditions of the roads near NST Station and john Mill road.
Tseminyu: Mass social work was successfully conducted at Tseminyu on September 29. Heads of the Department worked as the supervisors of the nine respective wards in Tseminyu town. ADC Nokchasashi Ao and EAC Kevingoto of Tseminyu were the overall supervisors of social work day at Tseminyu. Ward/colony GBs and public of Tseminyu town participated their jobs successfully. R. Khing, Advisor for Vet $ AH and Woman Resources department participated mass social work at Tseminyu town.
Medziphema: Medziphema Sub-Division participated in the Swacchata Hi Seva on 29th September at local ground Medziphema in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The inaugural programme for the mass social work was graced by the Deputy Speaker NLA, Zhaleo Rio IAS (Retd).
While leading the mass movement, Zhaleo Rio exhorted the people to maintain clean and green Nagaland and rebuild our state to higher level he praised the administration and the public and various organizations for their active participation. He also expressed his view by urging the citizens to conduct sanitation campaign and total awareness programme time to time for healthy environment.
Different sections of the society came forward and joined this mass movement of cleanliness and I am very happy, said Zalio Rio. Along with the citizens the Speaker took pledge for a neat and cleaner state.
After the inaugural programme, social work will commence in all colonies. Clearing of clogged drainage and repair of pot holes in the roads were the main features of the cleanliness campaign, where different individuals like Rokolhou Angami, Naagaami Infratech Jharnaparni, Peter Rio, Zaputuo Lhoibgu and MTC provided machineries and materials for the social work. All Departments, NGOs, Local bodies, Tribal Hohos, Contractors actively came forward and joint the mass movement of cleanliness.
(Page News Service)