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The two-month program to raise awareness of air pollution among Kohima’s students has been completed

The deeper public engagement and consultation (workshops and programs in colleges) organized by the Kohima district administration under the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) 2023-2024 reached its culmination today, DIPR said.

It can be said that the district administration has organized a series of awareness programmes, lectures and competitions in Kohima College and Sazolie College in collaboration with Zub-Zub India since February 21, 2024.

Speaking at the concluding event at the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Deputy Commissioner, Kohima Kumar Raminikant, IAS urged the students of both colleges to be agents of change in environmental protection. He said that the impact of a polluted environment is great and therefore everyone must contribute to taking care of our environment.

The DC also mentioned that the effects of global warming are now visible in our own cities, that climate change has recently occurred and therefore he advised everyone to be concerned about the causes of pollution and its impact. Furthermore, Ramnikant also encouraged the students to achieve their goals and imbibe the habits to protect and create a sustainable and clean environment.

EAC, Dr. Riku Khutso NCS in his speech highlighted the National Clean Air Program scenario and stated that Kohima was included in the list of 131 cities in India that are non-compliant with air pollution. He also highlighted the activities of the students of Kohima College and Sazolie College.

Khutso said this program was organized to raise awareness about air pollution and also the causes of pollution so that people are made aware of pollution and improve air quality. He said that youth can be very influential and therefore encouraged the youth to address the threats and concerns of pollution and take constructive action.

Also during the program, cash prizes with certificates and consolation prizes were awarded to the winners of the Video Reel Making Competition. Rüduonei-ü Kuotsü and the team from Kohima College bagged the first prize of Rs. 10,000, Seyielhounuo Keyi and team from Kohima College, the 2nd of Rs. 7,000 and the 3rd prize of Rs. 5,000 was won by Imtinongtet Lemtor and the team from Sazolie College and five other individual consolation prizes for students.

The video footage shot by students of Kohima College and Sazolie College was shared on Instagram with over 2.3 lakhs.

Furthermore, to promote and continue awareness activities, bicycles and waste bins were handed over to NSS of Sazolie College and Friends with Nature Club of Kohima College.