Training held to encourage use of paper bags

Training held to encourage use of paper bags
Participants at the training programme conducted by the IEMC & CECS at CEC Kuda Village, Nagarjan held on September 6 and 7.


Dimapur, September 11 (MExN): The Informal Education for Marginalized Children (IEMC) & Community Educational Centre School (CECS) conducted two days training programme on paper bags at CEC Kuda Village, Nagarjan on September 6 and 7.


This was followed by another one day training on paper bags conducted at Rotary Club Dimapur on September 8 organized by Dimapur Municipal Council in collaboration with CAN Youth, Community Education Centre & Rotary Club Dimapur. The master trainers from CAN Youth were Marina & Alice and assisted by Ekhumnaro.


In a press statement, CAN Youth Secretary Zhove Lohe stressed that plastic pollution has destroyed the entire environment. And in order to protect and preserve it one needs to take ownership and responsibilities to promote paper bags for an eco-friendly environment and a better society, he added.


He also challenged all the trainees to emphasize on what will come next after the training. “What part they would play to promote paper bags for an eco-friendly market to take place and what roles they would undertake to bring about change in the society’s mindset to minimize plastic usage,” Lohe stated.


Welcome address was delivered by Repatozung, Project Coordinator, Community Educational Centre Society, invocation by Wungreichon and vote of thanks was delivered by Tathaghat Patnaik, Headmaster, Community Education Centre School.


During the training programme with members of Rotary Club, short speech was delivered by Dr. Agarwal, President Rotary Club Dimapur, on the importance of environment. He further mentioned that the State Government is planning to soon launch the free plastic zone for which all the trainees need to take advantage of to promote an eco-friendly market.


The programme was chaired by Akokla Pongen Lucy, Past Asst. Governor, Zone 9, Rotary Club. Overall 80 trainees participated in the training programme.