Ungma, August 12 (EMN): Women of Ungma village under Mokokchung district today observed “Freedom from Open Defecation Week” by organising a mass social work in which more than 100 women took part in the cleanliness drive. The programme was organised by the PHED Mokokchung under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) in partnership with the Village Women Group, Ungma.
During the formal programme at Babu Tzübu amphitheatre, the women groups showcase skit, songs and video highlighting about nine voluntary women groups embarking on a mission for clean and Greener Ungma under the aegis of the WATSAN committee Ungma village.
The nine voluntary women groups included Ongerna (22 members), Jungmei (19 members), Jentang (13 members), Melok (11 members), Melangnen (11members), Tongpangtsur (100 members), Leptsu Melang (20 members) and Menjen (20 members).
The groups, on many occasions, have been initiating cleanliness drive and maintaining roadside gardens in their own capacity keeping the Ungma village clean.
P Mangyang Jamir, SDO, PHED Mokokchung Division, spoke on the “Importance of Free from Open Defecation Week.” An invocation was offered by Rev. Dr. Noklen, pastor of Ungma Baptist Arogo, while short speeches were delivered by Alemtushi (Tatar), Chairman of Village Council Ungma and the vote thanks was delivered by Aosungkhum (Tatar), Secretary, WATSAN.