Students hold banners that read the slogan “keep our city clean”

Kohima: Residents of Kohima, from all walks of life gathered at the heart of the town on Friday to launch “Keep Our City Clean”, a campaign that aims to raise citizen awareness about keeping one’s city clean.

With the theme ‘Together We Can’, the campaign headed by concerned citizens of Kohima from all walks of life, including students, launched the campaign outside the United Traders store in Kohima.

Addressing the gathering, Khriehuzo Lohe, a pioneer of the campaign, said that the initiative was taken to create awareness among citizens. Thanking the Kohima village for generously sharing their land for habitation, Lohe said that in return, it is the citizens duty to maintain the city. He added that the campaign will coordinate with village welfare organizations, students organisation, churches, colony youths, NGOs and stakeholders in the community.

Leading residents of Kohima take part in the launching of “Keep our city clean” campaign on Friday

He urged the need for all citizens to come together and keep the city clean, saying that it is not the sole responsibility of the municipal council. Emphasizing on how citizens can contribute towards maintaining the city, he urged for all to join hands for the campaign and to further make it a success.

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People from all walks of life participated at the launch of the campaign which was later followed by a march across the street, from UBC to NSF to New bus station and back to united traders, holding banners and placards. The launch began with a prayer by Rev Keviyiekielie Linyü, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Sepfuzou.

Archers from IG stadium Kohima presenting a show during the launch of the campaign

With special appearances by archers from IG Stadium, life fitness gym members, ladies taekwondo, and senti semy enthralling the crowd, students of Oking Christian School Kohima and Capital College Kohima, senior citizens and other public leaders attended the launch of the campaign among many others.

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