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Imkonglenden colony awarded by DMC

Imkonglenden colony awarded by DMC
ADC Dimapur V. Lovitoly Sema and others at the award ceremony. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, DEC 18 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/18/2020 1:23:06 PM IST

Imkonglenden Colony bagged the first rank in big colony category and in small colony category Rainbow Colony emerged as the winner in the “Cleanest Colony in Dimapur Competition 2020” that was announced on Friday. 

The competition was part of “A Better Dimapur” an initiative of Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) for a better, cleaner and healthier Dimapur. 

Duncan and Oriental Colonies secured the second and third positions respectively.

Under small colony category, Kyong and Ragailong Colonies bagged the second and third positions.  The winners in both categories received Rs. 1 lakh while the runners-up received Rs. 30,000 and Rs.10,000 each with a citations.

The panel judges of the competition were EAC, Khiuzan Kaurinta as convenor, Dimapur Naga Students Union (DNSU) vice president Sentimeren Pongen as member secretary, Dimapur Urban Council Chairman Federation (DUCCF) president Tsenthungo Nyamo, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) vice president, Vimeno Angami, NWHD general secretary, T Onen Jamir and Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) member, Gangangpo as members. 

Speaking at the award ceremony held at Rasoi restaurant, ADC Dimapur, V. Lovitoly Sema congratulated the winners and said that it was an extraordinary year for all because of the pandemic as life had not been normal. Despite of that, it was impressive that the colonies took active participation in the competition, she added. 

In regard to cleanliness, Sema encouraged all to inculcate civic sense, sense of belongings and ownership of the city for all were responsible to keep the city clean. Despite of being rank as the dirtiest, we should take such remark as a challenge and strive to bring the fame of city to a higher level, she added.    

She appreciated the efforts of DMC for providing platform for the colonies to come together for a healthy competition for a good purpose. She further encouraged them to continue such initiatives in the years to come. 

DMC administrator, Albert Ezung while appreciating the efforts of the colonies was optimistic to see active participation on cleanliness. He stressed on the need to strengthen the collaboration for a clean and healthy Dimapur. 

NCD vice president (admn) GK Rengma also spoke at the programme where he suggested colonies to conduct social works and not only during competitions. 

A one minute silence was also observed in honour of former NCD president, late Ghokheto Chophy, who was among the panel judges of the competition. 

KMC cleanliness competition

Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) has announced winners of “annual inter-ward & shops” cleanliness competition. The winners are as follows; cleanest award went to Midland ward no 9 followed by Kitsubozou ward no.5 and Daklane ward no 7 in second and third. Under cleanest shops award, Choice Blossom, old taxi stand bagged the first prize while Sote Electronics Centre, old taxi stand and Aman Grocery Shop, Upper AG bagged the second and third prizes. 

Winners have been requested to collect their trophies and certificates from the office during working hours.

 

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