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Awareness programme on plastic waste management held in Wokha

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/14/2019 11:29:53 AM IST

Wokha Town Council (WTC) under Swachh Bharat Mission organized awareness programme on plastic waste management at Youth Centre, DBHSS Wokha on May 14.

According to DIPR report, ADC and administrator WTC, Wokha Andrew C. Imti while giving the key note address, highlighted the various initiatives like inter school essay, painting competitions and poster campaign undertaken to sensitize educational institutions across Wokha town. He further added that plastic was a substance used everywhere but if not properly utilized can cause environmental hazard and urged the students to educate the public to discourage or maximize use of plastic. 
He also informed that Wokha Town Council (WTC) will shortly be issuing notification banning use of plastic bags and other single use plastic materials.
Chief Team Metamorphosis, Thungdemo Kyong, while giving a special presentation on plastic waste management, stated using single plastic can be convenient but it comes at a huge environmental cost to planet and life. He also emphasized at length for proper management of plastic to prevent from further damage of environment and life as it has already caused enough harm due to mismanagement of plastic.
EAC, Wokha, Toking Yimchunger, urged the students to be the icon and agent of change for the success of the campaign/mission and spread awareness for cleaner and green planet.
During the programme, results of the various competitions were announced and ADC Wokha handed over the prizes to the winners. Rendeno (Libemo Memorial School), Jeniren (Isaiah Ability School) and Nzanrhoni of DBHSS were adjudged the first, second and third respectively in the painting competition. In essay competition Zujanbeni (Isaiah Ability School), Christina (LMS), Elisen (DBHSS) and Mhachan (LMS) secured first, second and third respectively. Government Higher Secondary School, Wokha and Libemo Memorial School were awarded the cleanest schools. 
Cloth shopping bags made by Eastern Self Help Group were distributed to various schools as sample pieces. The schools were also encouraged to produce more such bags in future.
The programme was chaired by EAC, Wokha Imtinungla Lonkumer and vice principal DBHSS proposed the vote of thanks.

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