Kohima, October 2 (NE): Nagaland along with the rest of the country conducted a mass social work today, dubbed as the ‘Plastic Shramdaan’ on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio kicked off the Mass Shramdan program for State wide plastic waste collection drive at old NST Kohima. The Program is part of the Swachhata Hi Seva initiative undertaken by the Government of India to curb the menace of plastic pollution in the country.
Speaking at the event Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio honoured the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and called him the true advocate and torchbearer for cleanliness and sanitation in the country. He also highlighted and praised the various initiatives under-taken by the government of India under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi aimed at achieving a clean India. “God has created our planet so beautifully.
Mother Earth can provide for all our needs but it cannot sustain our greed and it is because of our greed that today so many environmental issues such as global warming and plastic pollution are taking place” he said. He called upon the people of the State to come forward and work together with the government to ensure that we protect our environment against all kinds of pollution and make the state a plastic free state.
He further stated that the Government is a mirror image of the people and that it is time for the public to stop blaming the government for everything and start taking initiative and actively participate in taking the state forward in all aspects. He concluded by saying that unless the public co-operates and works together hand in hand with the government our dream of a better Nagaland will be never be a reality.
The State Wide Mass Shramdaan on Plastic waste was officially kicked off with everyone present led by the Chief Minister taking the Swachhata Hi Seva Pledge not to use plastics. The Chief Minister along with a few of his colleagues and other high ranking State officials also participated in the collection of plastic waste in the State capital.
All the public offices in Kohima led by the DC’s Office along with the 19 wards and various educational institutions carried out Mass Shramdaan and actively participated in collecting plastic wastes in and around Kohima Town.
(News Source: DIPR)