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Zapami opens social concern committee

Er. K. Kruse inaugurating the Social Concern Committee office cum-workshop on Sanitation at Zapami village on Saturday. (NP)
Correspondent ZAPAMI (PHEK), AUG 28:
Published on 29 Aug. 2010 12:04 AM IST
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Zapami village which has earned the National Gram Purushkar (NGP) award as the first in Phek district had once again has proved itself as one of the most forwarding village by inaugurating the first ever social concern committee office cum-workshop on sanitation today.
The first ever Social Concern Committee office cum sanitation workshop was formally inaugurated by Er. Kevisekho Kruse, Executive Director CCDU PHED Government of Nagaland at a simple function held at Zapami village today.
In his address as the chief guest, Er Kevisekho Kruse asked Zapami village which had won the Nirmal Gram Puraska award (Cleanliness award) 2009 to not only maintain the status but also to improve it so that there could be much more funding from different ministry as there was convergence of funding.
Saying that India had a vision for a Clean India by 2012 through Nirmal Bharat (clean India) by 2012, he stressed the need for community involvement and urged the villagers to sustained the NGP award and also improved the same. He also reminded that there is lots of fund convergence of different ministries if the village can maintain their good works which can provide quality and comfort of life through proper sanitation.
Stating that even the exploration of tourism avenues without any proper sanitation would not be possible, he exhorted that sanitation would help one improve the living standard.
Reminding the people about communitization initiations, he encouraged the villagers to take up responsibility for paradigm shift so as to help the Government in developmental programs.
Executive Engineer PHED Phek Er. Veneizo Nienu declared the Zapami Village Council decision for holding March 16 as Village Sanitation Day.
Earlier, chairing the function Mikha Kenye revealed that the Social Concern Committee established as the first of its kind in the village and Phek district has been formed to monitor the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) as well as the communitized programs of projects of State Government coming to the village so that there is effective implementation of the projects without any prejudice.
He also clarified that it was not an investigation agency just to strengthen the government policies and programme.
The programme started with Pastor ZBC pronouncing the invocation prayer and welcome address by Ex-chairperson PTC Dingulo Khutso. Special song was presented by Kuzha cultural society while Committeee Secretary Keduotsolhi Wetsah tendered the vote of thanks and Head Deacon ZBC Nguzonyi Khutso pronounced the benediction.

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