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State level Clean India Award meeting was held under the chairmanship of Secretary, Youth Resources and Sports, Wezope Kenye IAS in the office chamber of the Secretary YRS.

Kenye briefed about the achievements of Clean India campaign in Nagaland which was organized under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav launched from 1st to 31st October, 2021 across the country. He said that the campaign was launched at Local Ground, Kohima and the youths from NSS, Indian Red Cross Society and NYKS held a cleanliness drive in and around the Local Ground at Kohima. In this program, 744 districts across the country have participated and collected plastic waste over 10 lakh Kgs at national level. In Nagaland, all District Administrations, NSS, Bharat Scout and Guides, members of Youth club and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan as the Nodal Implementing Agency actively participated and collected plastic waste of 45,625 kgs against the target set for 25,600 kgs for our state. He also mentioned that beautifications of 1129 villages were carried out by the villagers themselves apart from cleaning and digging up of 257 traditional water sources.

He appreciated the collective efforts of the youth of the state and all the Nodal Departments for their participation and contributing towards the success of the campaign. The members present also screened the report presented and selected Kohima district for the 1st position followed by Peren and Wokha district as the best performing districts in Nagaland.