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KOHIMA, Nov 15: Minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Dr. Neikiesalie Kire launched the ‘Shining Kohima’ project as the chief guest at Old MLA junction in present of Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Rovilatuo Mor IAS on Saturday. The project with the theme “Shining Kohima-Never Clean, Ever Clean” under the Swatchh Bharat program was launched with a mass social work in Kohima Town from 7 a.m organized by the Angami Students Union (ASU) in collaboration with the Kohima Municipal Council (KMC).
Launching the project, Dr. Niekiesalie urged all the participants and the citizen of Kohima to take part in this project by keeping the Kohima town and wards clean in order to make Kohima a Smart City. He also cited his example of carrying dustbin in his vehicle and requested all the vehicle owners to carry dustbin in their vehicles to avoid littering the city. He also appealed motorists to follow traffic regulations by avoiding unnecessary over taking and cautioned on the use of mobile phones while driving.
KMC Administrator, Kovi Meyase said that the project has been organized under the Swatchh Bharat Mission which is nationwide sanitation programme involving people’s participation. He urged individual concerned and citizen to join hands in this noble project to transform Kohima City into a Shining Kohima City.
Brand Ambassador Swatchh Bharat Mission, Abei-ü Meru congratulated ASU and KMC for taking this initiative and also the Project 72 Hours for their community service and further challenged the participants to become members of the project in keeping Kohima clean.
Convener of the Organising Committee, Kezhazer Angami speaking on the theme ‘Shining Kohima – Never Clean, Ever Clean’ said that the concept of the project is to create a platform for all the citizen of Kohima to have a sense of ownership and belongingness in cleaning the city and its environment. He welcomed all the participants to this project in transforming Kohima a clean city to welcome Smart City Kohima.
Sharing experience of ‘Project 72 Hours’, Sievituo Solo urged the people to be part of this project by not littering the Kohima city and further urged them to participate in this community service voluntarily.
The launching programme was chaired by ASU President, Dievi Yano while invocation prayer was offered by Asstt. Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Zakiebeituo Metha. The mass social work was participated by Government Departments, NGOs, Tribe Hohos based in Kohima, Colony/Wards Panchayats, Student bodies, Churches and other organizations.