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Swachhta Hi Sewa: Cleanliness should be a way of life

Morung Express News
Kohima | September 18


A press conference with Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya was held on September 18 at Raj Bhavan where the Governor reiterated on the campaign Swachhta Hi Sewa from September 15 to October 2, 2017. The campaign aims to intensify focus on cleanliness across the country in the spirit of ‘Jan Andolan’, according to the Governor, which must be made a habit and a way of life.


Nine Ambassadors have been appointed by PM Narendra Modi where PB Acharya is the only selected ambassador representing the North East. Cleanliness as service must percolate down to the Panchayat level, said Acharya who made an appeal to all the 60 MLAs and two MPS to produce their reports on what they have developed in each of their constituencies and model villages. Here, the Governor also urged for the proper implementation of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana of the MLAs and MPs, citing that Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio had adopted one village in Dimapur and one at Mon.


Repeating his concerns as pointed out in other previous conferences, Acharya once again reminded of the dormant energy lying in the society. These dormant energy comes in the person of ex-servicemen, University students, and “women who are married to rich and empowered men.”


Criticising the visible corruption, and inequities in Naga society, Acharya appealed the people especially the students to analyse the situation and learn to address such problems. “The University’s role must not be limited to academic knowledge but it should also be agents of development,” said Acharya.


The Governor also informed that a letter has been written to the Union Minister to set up a memorial for Subhash Chandra Bose and INA soldiers in Kohima and declare Ruzazho village as a National Heritage village.


Students Exchange programme as a tool for national integration
Adhering to the idea of students exchange programs to create an atmosphere of homogeneity, Acharya noted that an exchange program was held from September 9 to 16 where eight girls from Nagaland toured Mumbai under the Solidarity Students Exchange Program (SSEP) in collaboration with Dr. K & T Keditsu Foundation (Kohima) and Indian National Fellowship Center (INFC). The team was hosted by Sathaye College under Mumbai University.


Another team of 34 students from Nagaland, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh visited Nitte University at Mangaluru in Karnataka under SSEP from August 30 to September 12, informed the Governor