Two month programme to create awareness of air pollution among Kohima’s college students culminates

Kohima: Video Reels made by students of Kohima College and Sazolie College shared over 2.3 lakhs on Instagram

BY | Thursday, 25 April, 2024

The Deeper Public Engagement and Consultation (Workshops and Programmes in Colleges) organised by the District Administration, Kohima under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) 2023-24 culminated today, DIPR informed.

It may be stated that District Administration organized a series of awareness programmes, lectures and competitions in Kohima College and Sazolie College in collaboration with Zub-Zub India since 21st February 2024.

Speaking at the final 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 protecting the environment. He mentioned that the impact of polluting environment is at large and therefore everyone should take part in taking care of our environment.

The DC also mentioned that the impact of global warming impact is now being seen in our own cities, climate change has been recently experienced and therefore he advised everyone to be concerned about the causes of pollution and its impact. Further, Ramnikant also encouraged the students to achieve their aims as well as incorporate the habits to protect and create a sustainable and clean environment.

EAC, Dr Riku Khutso NCS in his address highlighted the scenario of National Clean Air Programme and stated that Kohima was in the list of 131 non-attainment cities in India of air pollution. He also highlighted on the activities of the students of Kohima College and Sazolie College.

Khutso mentioned that this programme was organised to spread awareness of air pollution and also the causes of pollutions so that people get sensitised about pollution and improve the quality of air. He said that young people can be very influential and therefore encouraged the youths to address the threats and concern posed by pollution to take constructive measures.

Also at the programme, cash awards with certificates and consolation prizes were handed out to the winners of Video Reel Making Competition. Rüduonei-ü Kuotsü and team of Kohima College bagged the 1st 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 team of Sazolie College and five other individual consolation prizes to students.

The Video Reels made by students of Kohima College and Sazolie College were shared over 2.3 lakhs on Instagram.

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

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