Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Cleanliness ignorance from people living in Dimapur

Dimapur is known as the commercial hub of Nagaland and the major gateway to the state. We have forgotten and ignored our duties and responsibilities as an individual.
We are too immersed in living a good and fashionable lifestyle while forgetting the importance of hygiene and cleanliness. Instead of being a torch bearers in leading the youngsters in promoting cleanliness, we are being comfortably sleeping above this pile of garbage that might one day fill up the whole land of Dimapur.
We only think of ourselves and complaint, while wait for others to do it for us. We sing mighty of ourselves in everything but neglect things that concern our own health. No matter where we go, we get to see the amount of garbage dumped alongside the pathways and public areas which is repeatedly increasing day by day.
Garbage is submerged in the riverside littering all the water bodies and their surroundings. Every corner of the rail gates is filled with waste, causing the air to smell, large drainage are filled with waste causing blockage of water flowing and even the markets have become the most dirties place of all.
The waste that’s been thrown by us is harming our health and environment as there is a saying “what goes around comes around”. This issue has now become a severe subject for the civilians of Dimapur as it affects the health and hygiene lifestyle. The food that we eat or get from various parts of markets is surrounded by garbage, and waste materials which are not healthy for us as it may lead to the spreading of sickness and diseases. We ‘Naga’s” must come together and not be silent in this matter. This has become an uncomfortable topic for us. Nowadays, we tend to feel ashamed to even clean our own surroundings.
We should have self-realization of what’s good for us and what’s not. Let’s be a good citizen and try to contribute to make our environment clean and not wait for the others to drive out cleanliness but share equal responsibility and make Dimapur a better place for others as we are all a stakeholder and it is our collective responsibility. If this continues then, sooner Dimapur will be covered with garbage all over becoming a dumping yard center.
Be a doer and not a grumbler
Longshibeni,
3rd Semester BA Economics, Immanuel College, Dimapur