State level prize distribution on Swachhta Pakhwada

Correspondent KOHIMA, SEP 17 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/17/2019 11:07:42 AM IST
State level prize distribution day on Swachhta Pakhwada (cleanliness fortnights) organised by DMA and SMA with state mission director Samagra Shiksha Nagaland, Kevileno Angami as special guest was held at Samagra hall directorate of School Education Kohima on Tuesday. 
Kevileno Angami in her address said cleanliness campaign should impact health, reduce germ and bacteria and keep people healthy. Under the Swatch Bharat Abhiyan various cleanliness drive activities and observation are taking place in the country, however she said that observing the day will not fulfil the mission. She encouraged the gathering to inculcate the habit of cleanliness as their habit and discourage on single use plastic.
She advised the students to influence friends and family members to keep surrounding and environment clean and carry forward this campaign to make the nation clean and free from plastic use. She also advised the students to educate their parents and others the harmful effect of using non-biodegradable plastic.
Director School Education Nagaland Wonthungo Tsopoe in his keynote address said that in commemorating 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi birth anniversary, month long activities has been chalked out by the GOI all the states and union territories to observe the “ Swachhata Hi seva” (cleanliness is service) with a theme “plastic waste shramdaan” with an aim at making India plastic free by 2022.
Tsopoe said every child has to take up one activity for personal/school/community and home cleanliness. He said it is necessary to create awareness among school children about recycled and non-recycled waste, every school has to maintain dustbin (blue/green). He urged the teachers to create awareness the importance of cleanliness and plastic free environment not only during competition but throughout their life. 
Altogether 31 students from 12 schools participated in essay competition, letter writing and painting competition. In letter writing competition on the topic “letter to Papu” (junior) Menoseno of St. John Bosco school Khonoma bagged first prize, 2nd prize by Neivotono from GMS Pfuchama upper and 3rd prize Nokdensang of GHS New market.
Letter writing for senior, the first prize bagged by Shemhalü (GMS New ministers hill), 2nd prize Kekuoseü Kiewhuo (Don Bosco school Chiephobozou) and 3rd Notsonu Yiene (Loyala HSS Jakhama).
In letter essay writing competition (for both junior and senior) on the topic “plastic waste free India”, 1st Thejavino Sophi (St. John Bosco school Khonoma), 2nd Kevise Tase (Loyala  HSS Jakhama), and 3rd  Keneiphrenuo (Don Bosco school Chiephobozou). In painting competition (both junior and senior), 1st Neichümhalie Peki (Loyola HSS Jakhama), 2nd Nokdi Longchar (Public school Dzüvürü) and 3rd Vilhukhotuo (St. John Bosco school Khonoma).
The programme was chaired by assistant mission director Samagra Shiksha Nagaland Kelhikha Kenye, welcome address by deputy mission director Samagra Shiksha Nagaland Timothy Thong, prizes to the winners were given away by chairman Nagaland Board of School Education Asano Sekhose while vote of thanks was proposed by deputy mission director Samagra Shiksha Nagaland Theyievilie Suohumvu. 

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