IWCD & RCD initiative to beautify Dmu

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUN 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/22/2019 12:16:15 PM IST

With the objective to beautify Dimapur, Inner Wheel Club Dimapur (IWCD) and Rotary Club Dimapur (RCD) adopted an area, which was earlier a dumping site under Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) for “A Better Dimapur” project, which was inaugurated on Saturday. 

The INWCD took up the project to beautify the stretch of Dimapur Club at Midland, Dimapur which was inaugurated by Nagaland Post editor-in-chief Geoffrey Yaden. 

The park which was earlier a dump site was converted over a period of 15 days on a stretch of 190 feet adorned with mural paintings, cemented floor, tree plantation and eco bricks with swings at a cost of around INR 3 lakh. The mural painting was created by artist Sentiyanger Longkumer of Wandering Minds. 

Speaking at the inaugural programme, Yaden while lauding DMC he said that the initiative of DMC project “A better Dimapur” has been witnessing innovative ways of discouraging waste.

Acknowledging that littering has become part of “our” habit which will take time, he said if each one took the responsibility of one’s action then things will change and work together work to find a solution. 

Delivering short speech, DMC administrator Moa Sangtam, mentioned that the idea behind the project was to encourage everyone to come together and contribute to make Dimapur a better place. 

He also reminded that the project was not for the benefit of DMC alone but for welfare of the community. He also encouraged the gathering to continue maintaining the project taken up by various organisations. Short speech was also delivered by social worker, Thangi Manen in the programme chaired by IWCD president Khushboo Agarwal. 

Meanwhile, Rotary drinking water, toilet block-cum-waiting shed constructed by RCD was also inaugurated by advisor Power, H Tovihoto Ayemi as special guest. 

Ayemi in his address congratulated the initiative of RCD and encouraged them to be consistent. Pointing out that water and toilet facilities were basic, he said that such initiative should be lauded by all. He also called upon the gathering saying that in the last few years community people have come together in various ways for good and to be appreciated. He added that one should inculcate the idea and not solely depend on the government itself. He also encouraged the citizens to inculcate civic sense of belonging and take care of the utility service. 

DMC administrator, Moa Sangtam while saying that completing is not the end but the beginning, encouraged the citizens to maintain the place. 

Briefing about the initiative, RCD chairman Chandu Agarwal said the construction was completed at a cost of around rupees seven lakh forty seven thousand contributed from well wishers. He informed that permanent staff will be appointed to take care of the pay and use utility services which will remain open from 5 a.m to 7 p.m. 

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