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JYO, Peducha village observe ‘Chada-Nyi’

Correspondent KOHIMA, AUG 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/10/2019 11:57:07 AM IST
Jotsoma Youth Organisation (JYO) on the occasion of Chada-Nyi conducted cleaning of footpaths leading to their respective fields as well as repaired the village road from Kohima, Dimapur, Khonoma tri-junction near St. Andrew’s Church Jotsoma till the welcome gate at Tsieyie Dzü stream, Science College Kohima road on Saturday.
JYO president Khrieto Peseyie talking to media persons said Chada-Nyi was a common practice where footpaths to the fields were cleared on such occasions. It was also believed that sickly people would clear the footpaths unknown to others believing that their ailments will be cured when good deeds are done in secret. This, practice, he said was a good practice and was so much more practical in Christian lives today and thus, the village agreed to carry on this practice.
Peseyie informed that a total of 50 trucks, 13 JCBs and three road rollers were put into action along with more than 2000 volunteers taking part during the social work.  He further informed that residents from Science College, Jotsoma also joined in the social work.
It was informed that the Jotsoma Stone Crushers Union has volunteered to supply all the stone chips required for repairing the village road, while the Jotsoma truck and excavators owners volunteered to let their machineries carry and clear the debris on the road for free of cost.
MLA Keneizhakho Nakhro and, advisor Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire also joined in the social work.
Peducha village: In view of “Chada Nyi” festival, villagers of Peducha on Saturday under the initiative of village council, conducted a mass social work under the theme “clean is ours” with four groups such as colony A, B, C & D respectively cleaned the village area and cleared all road side plants and bushes throughout NH 29 under its jurisdiction.  
Village chairman, Tsilie Suohumvü advised the youths to play a major role towards success of the clean village mission and encouraged individuals to take part in sanitation and maintenance.  He told them to rekindle mass awareness to ensure lasting behavioural change in realising the dream of a clean village.
WATSAN committee chairman, Bizo Viyie expressed how privileged the village was by   implementing Solid Waste Management (SWM) this year through method of new beginning, which includes collection, removal and safe disposal of waste with the participation of every member of the village community.
The village council also awarded the winner of Chada Nyi volley championship and the best group performance in cleaning the village area and surrounding.
It may be recalled that the village has been awarded Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) in the year 2009 especially with the establishment of the Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU) under PHED.

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