Dimapur, February 29: In an effort towards a clean Kohima, the Environmentally Conscious Children’s Organization ECCO, the Sociology Students of St Joseph College Jakhama and the Green Team Kohima joined hands with Kohima Smart City and Kohima Municipal and organized a Clean Up on February 29, 2020 along the National Highway Stretch from Classic Junction to TCP Gate Junction.
A total of 45 Students from St Joseph and 9 ECCO Kids joined the Green Team Volunteers and picked up litter along the Sidewalks and the Drains. The volunteers and students reported of drains filled with 1 litre mineral water bottles and garbage and opined that citizens should find dustbins to throw waste and not clog the drains.
While the newly paved roads look very clean, the volunteers said that the drains and areas below the sidewalks are full of litter. Apart from the mineral water bottles, 70% of the litter collected had tobacco wrappers like Talab and Tulsi.
The volunteers, however, observed that single use plastic waste has reduced to a large extent.
The St Joseph College Students expressed that the clean up was a good experience and an eye opener for them in that all of us have a role to play in keeping the City Clean.
Jentina Yaomei Shangkhu, the 12 year old student of Little Flower Higher Secondary School and founder of ECCO Kids said, little efforts will lead to big change. (Page News Service)