Kakching, July 22: Kakching keithel have been adorned with various hanging flower pots today as a part of city beautification and cleanliness campaign launched under the initiative of European Manipuri Association (EMA) London, Korea Manipuri Association (KMA), Suwon.
Under the theme “My City, Clean City”, the event was organised in association with Kakching Municipal Council, Kakching Bazar Business Welfare Association, Library and Information Centre, Kaching and The Great Thoubal.
In the morning, volunteers cleaned the Kakching keithel and installed about 50 hanging flower pots of different varieties along the road median stretch of Kakching keithel to make the town greenery teeming with beautiful flowers.
Photo (by Mayang Doren) : Installation of Hanging flowers by degnitories and locals of Kakching.
One day awareness campaign on the theme MyCity, Clean City was also held at the Auditorium of Library and information centre, Kakching to aware the people about the importance of safeguarding environment and keeping the city neat and tidy. Kshetrimayum Subadani Devi, Chairperson Kakching Municiapl Council, L. Shyamchandra, President of The Great Thoubal, M. Brojen, Vice chairperson Kakching municipal council graced the occasion as presidium members.
Okram Bishorjit, Chairperson of European Manipuri Association, speaking to the gathering, said that the event of cleaning of city and hanging flower pots is a part of the strategy to bring a positive attitude on the mindset of the people of Manipur full of conflicts, stress and killings. Moreover, it is a mission to save our environment, make the people healthy amidst a healthy environment.
“We, the sons of this soil living in European countries, have experienced the comforts of developed countries. However, we can’t spend our life comfortably there while our people in Manipur are living amidst dust. Manipuris living abroad always care for their home state. City beautification program is part of our contribution we can extend to the people of this state”, said Bishorjit.
Photo : Images from My City Clean City Awareness Program.
M. Brojen vice-chairperson of Kakching Municipal Council said, KMC have engaged 30 sweepers to clean Kakching keithel everyday. KMC charges Rs.30 per household as transport collection charges of garbage. But the present rate of charges will be increased by Rs.100 with effect from August this year. A diesel auto carrying PA system will drive along the routes of Kakching giving the message of MyCity, Clean City. Transport collection of solid waste will be strengthened to three times a day. Shopkeepers need to keep dust bins in front of their shop, he appealed.
Nahakpam Bidhan, Member of Korea Manipuri Association stressed on the need of inclusion of solid waste management education in school syllabus to aware the children while assuring all possible help from the side of KMA to keep the city green and clean.
Photo (by Mayang Doren and Robert Leisangthem) : Views of the Kakching keithel after the event.