Altogether 15 NSS volunteers of St. Joseph’s College Jakhama carried out a cleanliness drive at Dzükou valley from May 21 to 23 with a view to keep Dzükou, an abode of nature’s freshness, clean from non-degradable waste.
The volunteers cleared the surroundings of the few Rest House, picked up plastics on the wayside and cleaned the dirty caves. Makhamong, one of the volunteers commented “it really hurts me to see plastics and bottles being thrown in this beautiful valley where I even feel guilty to spit”. Another volunteer, Kevin Kiso complained of the countless names that were ruthlessly written on every possible wall of the rest house.
The Herculean efforts made by the caretakers in constructing the rest house were thoughtlessly defaced by writing and painting with all colours possible. The volunteers put up their strenuous effort to revive the natural beauty of the valley and also appealed to all the Dzükou climbers to maintain the same spirit of oneness with the nature.
Dr. Atha Vizol, the contractor of approach road (Viswema to Dzükou) met the team and lauded them on their initiative.
He advised and encouraged them for eco-friendly campaign in different school and colleges and there in bring about social awareness of the need of sanitation for a healthy environment.