Nagaland Kicks Off Nationwide Cleanliness Drive Throughout State
Governor of Nagaland emphasized the symbolic nature of the cleanliness drive and urged people to prioritize clean surroundings.
KOHIMA: Nagaland on Saturday joined the rest of the nation in observing the nationwide cleanliness drive, a day in advance of the scheduled date announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Governor of Nagaland, LaGanesan, emphasized the symbolic nature of the cleanliness drive and urged people to prioritize maintaining clean surroundings. The state opted to initiate the cleanliness drive earlier due to its unique circumstances. The Raj Bhavan, along with its staff and the Deputy Commissioner of Nagaland, actively participated in the program.
"Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath" is a significant component of this year's 'Swachhata Hi Seva' (SHS) campaign, encouraging citizens from all over the nation to volunteer one hour for cleanliness at 10 a.m. on October 1, 2023.
Governor La Ganesan noted the importance of open defecation-free villages, an achievement in most parts of Nagaland, as a crucial element in maintaining cleanliness.
The cleanliness drive commenced at the Raj Bhavan and extended to Heritage, Nagaland. Kohima Municipal Council spearheaded the campaign, although it faced criticism from various organizations in Nagaland regarding the Prime Minister's call for a nationwide cleanliness drive on October 1.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier called on citizens to participate in this cleanliness drive, "Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath," to unite people from across the country for one hour of collective "shramdaan" on October 1, starting at 10 am. During the 105th edition of his monthly radio program Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi encouraged individuals to contribute to the cleanliness campaign in their neighborhoods, parks, rivers, lakes, or any other public places.
Additionally, the Nagaland Police, in an effort to combat the proliferation of drugs within the state, launched a "door-to-door campaign" against the drug menace, an official said on Friday. An official said that in a resolute effort to combat the propagation of drugs in Nagaland, the police have made significant strides in the past three months, aligning with the state government's unwavering stance against drug abuse. The police's relentless pursuit of a drug-free Nagaland has resulted in remarkable achievements.