Music campaign against use of plastic concludes

Music campaign against use of plastic concludes
Assembly of God choir presenting a special song during the culiminating event at Kohima on Saturday evening. (NP)
Correspondent Dimapur, April 6 | Publish Date: 4/6/2019 12:39:41 PM IST

 The culmination program of the music campaign on ‘No to plastic! Yes to clean election’ was held at Old MLA hostel junction, Kohima on Saturday evening. The two week long campaign initiated by Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) in collaboration with Music Task Force (YRS) Nagaland to spread awareness on the hazardous effects of plastic pollution, a series of concerts was held in all the 19 wards of Kohima town, and few prominent locations in the town.

The concerts have featured choirs from various churches, bands and prominent artistes.
KMC administrator, Kovi Meyase speaking during the culmination program said the theme-based musical caravan started off on March 20 crisscrossing all over the 19 wards in as many days. This initiative, he informed was conceived with the sole purpose of creating awareness on the harmful effects of plastics and therefore to further propagate the government’s decision to restrict the use of plastics —more specifically so, the use of single use plastics in our daily lives.
He was optimistic that these events would sensitize at least a good number of the populace, broadly cutting across all sections of the society. He further informed that it has made inroads with the churches in Kohima, with a programme on April 8 to carry on with the plastic awareness concert campaigns with those in uniform — the police and students.
This is just the beginning, said Meyase and added that there is much more to be done with a huge task ahead. However, he maintained that the goal is not unachievable if we do not put our common resolve to eradicate the menace at hand. Towards this, he appealed to one and all in joining hands together to make “our city, our land and our future” more liveable by restricting the use of plastic.
With election only five days away, chief Secretary Temjen Toy said “we have heard enough about clean election so let’s stop preaching about clean election and let us start practicing. Together we can. Let us be the one.”
On plastic pollution, Toy maintained that each individual must begin at home, schools, colleges and work places. Appealing the young people to be a part of these movements, Toy said, “Let us all be part of the solution and not the problem”.
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Anoop Khinchi urged upon the citizens of Kohima to decrease the use of plastic as much as possible. Explaining in brief the harmful effects of plastics, Khinchi said it is time that each individual decide towards getting rid of this menace. He also called upon the people to work together and make Nagaland free of plastic.
Thangi Manner, member of Green Team expressing grave concern on the menace of plastic pollution asserted on the need to save our land from pollution to make our land cleaner, healthier, better and more fertile. She informed that the Green Team is approaching government to have a total ban on plastic in Nagaland.
Mannen also called upon the citizens of state to associate with the Green Team in its fight against plastic pollution. “We will be proud if Nagaland can be declared as a really, really no plastic zone state in India,” Mannen said.
During the event, several artistes including Cotton Country, Ivy Entertainment, Isuiheing Zeliang, Mengu Suokhrie , LC Sekhose, Dahil Fithu & Band, enthralled the crowd.

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