In another initiative, environmentalist Ronika Miachieo with her vision for a greener and better Dimapur beautified three dumping sites along the roadside at Burma camp, ward No. 5, with mural paintings as part of the green awareness campaign 2022 on the theme, “eco-system restoration/join hands to save our environment”.
Inaugural of the beautified dumping sites was held here, on Friday where spot-1 at power house colony road was unveiled by advisor, urban development & municipal affairs, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, beautified dumping spot at Namgalong colony road was unveiled by additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Dimapur Temsuwati Longkumer and beautified dumping spot at electrical office, sub-division No. 2, (Dr. Haralu colony) was unveiled by advisor (power), H Tovihoto Ayemi.
In his speech as special guest, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire acknowledged Ronika for her contribution towards the society and for being an example. He highlighted the importance of trees and said that plantation should be key focus in saving the environment.
Dr. Nicky stated that once the trees were planted, taking care of them as they grow should also be prioritised.
Guest of honour, H Tovihoto Ayemi pointed out that the initiative of such programmes showed how important safeguarding one’s environment and keeping it clean was.
The advisor also encouraged the gathering to inculcate a sense of responsibility.
Sharing her story, Ronika spoke on the challenges during the initiative which started in the month of March, 2021. She said that with the participation of six colonies under Burma camp ward No. 5, Dimapur green awareness campaign-cum-cleanliness drive 2022 was made successful.
She acknowledged all who contributed towards making the city cleaner and better.
Ronika informed that the mural painting was done by United Bethel Church (UBC) Burma camp, associate pastor Philip Oz, who offered to help her paint on the walls of the mini park at a nominal charge.
She expressed gratitude to the power department for constructing the walls.
Encouraging the gathering, Ronika said that everyone can protect the environment through participation and that saving the environment was vital for sustaining humanity.
She informed that seasonal flowers on tyres were planted to beautify the 65-meter (in length) wall.
Later, speeches were delivered by Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) administrator, Albert Ezung and ADC Dimapur Temsuwato Longkumer.
Short speeches were also delivered by Dr Haralu colony, Burma camp ward-5 chairman, Kenei Sekhose and Dr. Haralu colony youth president, Visakholie Angami.
Earlier, Ronika Miachieo also carried out a plantation drive.
It may be mentioned that in 2018, Ronika took up the challenging job of cleaning up a 900-feet long drain at Walford while in the year 2020, she converted a dumping place into a mini-park at the entrance of the directorate of food and civil supplies.
She was also one among the 10 award recipients who were recognised for the impact and service rendered to people at the 2nd Bendangnungsang Longkumer and Er. Khriesavizo Metha (B&K) memorial award function-cum-3rd death anniversary organised by Diphupar Naga Students Union (DNSU).