Kohima, Dec. 16 (EMN): D Block (Ward No. 6) under Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) was declared as the cleanest ward for the year 2017. The declaration was made during the 7th annual inter-ward cleanliness competition-cum Pre-Christmas celebration of the Kohima Municipal Council held on the theme “Cleanliness is next to godliness” in its office premises on December 16.
Naga Bazaar (Ward No. 4) has won the award in the second place, while Ward No.16 consisting of New Minister Hill/ Lirie Colony/ Lirie Chazou/ NST, Dairy Farm and New Police Reserve was declared winner in the third position.
As an annual event since 2011,
Kohima Municipal Council has been organising the inter-ward cleanliness competition consisting of 19 wards under its jurisdiction as an annual event. The best three winners were awarded cash prizes of NRI 50,000, INR 30,000 and INR 20,000 along with running trophies and certificates.
Admitting that KMC alone cannot be expected to carry out all cleanliness activities in the town, chief guest and Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Rajesh Soundararajan, has called upon every individuals to maintain cleanliness in their respective area. While congratulating all the awardees, he impressed upon to continue the good works and create more awareness on cleanliness in order to set a good example for others.
Describing KMC as a facilitator and nodal agent, the DC stated that maintaining cleanliness should be everyone responsibility. He also urged all individuals to get rid of selfishness in order to keep the community clean. Also stating that cleanliness is not a one-time activity but a daily activity, he said every citizen needs to change their mindset and spread awareness about the concept of cleanliness.
The DC further encouraged KMC to continue the annual event in order to create awareness on sanitation and its importance for the wards /colonies in Kohima.
The cleanest shop award was conferred to Northern Sports, NH-2 (Ward No 2). It received one-year free trade license. The second prize was won by Regal Hotel, Main Town (Ward No. 9) and received 6 months free trade license, while the third prize was won by National News Centre ( Ward No:-6).
The best three field staff namely Kedilhou Thome, assistant marketing inspector; Pelhoutsielie Sorhie, assistance sanitary inspector; and Neibazotuo Sorhie, field assistant; received a cash of INR 2500 along with certificates. The prizes were given away by the chief guest to the winners.