KOHIMA, JANUARY 14 (MExN): A state-level meeting for the Clean India Award was held under the chairmanship of the Secretary, Youth Resources and Sports, Wezope Kenya, IAS.

Kenye made a presentation on the achievements of the Clean India campaign in Nagaland which was organized under the aegis of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav launched from 1-31 October across the country. He said the campaign was launched at Local Ground, Kohima and youth from NSS, Indian Red Cross and NYKS organized a cleanliness campaign in and around Local Ground.

744 districts across the country participated and collected plastic waste over 10 lakh Kgs nationally. In Nagaland, all district administrations, NSS, Bharat Scouts and Guides, youth club members and Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan as the nodal implementing agency actively participated and collected plastic waste from 45 625 kg compared to the target set at 25,600 kg.

He also mentioned that the beautification of 1,129 villages was done by the villagers themselves in addition to the cleaning and digging of 257 traditional water sources.

He appreciated the collective effort of the young people of the State and of all the nodal departments for their participation and their contribution to the success of the campaign. Members present also reviewed the presented report and selected Kohima district for the 1st position followed by Peren and Wokha districts as the best performing districts in Nagaland.

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