Aizawl can be the cleanest city in India, says Mizoram Minister. Sports and Youth Services Department organized Cleanliness drive as a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan project on Saturday.
The cleaning drive was held at Sabji Bazaar and the main road in Aizawl city.
Short programme for cleaning drive was also held at AR ground.
Addressing the volunteers for cleaning drive, Chief guest for the occasion, Sports and Youth Services Minister Zodintluanga stated that initiatives have been in making Mizoram, the cleanest state in country. He also stated that Aizawl can bel the cleanest city among national cities
Meanwhile, he also highlighted the importance of the general public in cleanliness and their responsibility in achieving the cleanest status nationally.
He also said that the government in planning to introduce fine for those who litter waste on the street just like those rules practice in developed countries
He further said that the cleaning drive that was carried out is an example and also instruction to the public.
Cleaning it once is not enough but to continue and become accustomed to the cleanliness lifestyle is a must in our day-to-day life, he added.
Different wing under Sports & Youth Services Department and Affiliated Sports Association participated in the drive.
At least 1700 participants from NCC, NSS, Bharat Scouts & Guides, Adventure Club, Sports Authority of India (SAI), different Sports Associations and Mizoram State Sports Council (MSSC).
ZEM asks ruling Congress to turn towards development
Zoram Exodus Movement (ZEM), the newly formed group voicing campaign to bring in radical change in Mizoram politics asked Congress led state government to turn attention towards development than simply collecting money for the next assembly election.
A statement issued by ZEM slammed the state government for mustering money for the upcoming assembly election than paying sincere attention to bring in development in the state.
“The state government should give sincere attention towards bringing development in the state,” the statement said.
It slammed the Congress led state government for awarding all major contracts to non-tribal who were mostly outsiders.
ZEM alleged that the government remitted over Rs. 16 crore tax to the contractors. “The government remitted over Rs. 16 crore to non-tribal contractors and the organisation is of the apprehension that the government was making agreement with these contractors to make money by remitting such huge amount of tax,” the statement said, adding that the total amount of remittance did not correspond the work done by contractors.
ZEM also alleged that the government is utilizing contract works for making money as part of preparation for the next assembly election.
‘Creative Clicks’ magazine launched in Mizoram
Mizoram Journalist Association President Vanlalrema Vantawi publicize ‘Creative Clicks’ a new magazine at Information and Public Relation Auditorium on Saturday.
Speaking the release function of the magazine, MJA President said that the work of journalist demand hard work and perceptive of everything.
He also said that many people makes mistake when entering the job because being a journalist is not about getting rich, it’s what we give back to the society.
That is why the job requires honesty and determination, he added.
Highlighting the role of press in shaping the public opinion, Vanlalrema said that we press should take up initiatives in shaping the public opinion. He also expressed his hope for the magazine and said that this new magazine would play an important role in guiding and shaping the youth’s mind in the right direction.
Meanwhile, Creative Clicks editor C. Lalawmpuia clarifies that reason of launching a new magazine and said that showcasing the creative work of Mizos on social networking sites is not enough. He further said that we want to showcase the creativity of Mizos at a larger context.
Creative Clicks is a monthly magazine with full-page color at a price of Rs 120 per magazine.
Meeting on Panchayati Raj System
People’s Right to Information and Development Implementing Society of Mizoram (PRISM) had a meeting concerning Panchayati Raj System and the plan to introduce in Mizoram on Monday.
During the meeting PRISM General Secretary Lalrinzuala Chawngthu gave a report on “Extended Consultation Meeting on Conversion of Village Council into Panchayati Raj Institution” prepared by the government.
The meeting deliberated on the topic and highlighted that it is delightful to know that the government wants to empower the community government authorities.
The meeting also stated that introducing Panchayati Raj System without any adjustment is not good and that it has to be adjusted as per Mizo community.
The meeting also highlighted the importance of Village Council and stated that they want to continue having VC which is not on the Panchayati Raj System.