Green spaces constitute a major environmental resource of our urban landscape. Scientists and environmentalists have been constantly voicing their concerns on how urban green spaces are depleting at an alarming rate. With green spaces now occupying smaller proportions of the landmass of our cities, it is now every citizen’s responsibility to take green spaces seriously.
On that note, did you know that a group of young people did this really cool thing to make Kohima town more beautiful? We are talking about the members of the Facebook group called Naga Flower Lovers Page (NFLP) who recently got together to participate in a self-formulated project called ‘The Box Garden project’.
It all started when a few organizers from the group decided to assist the Kohima Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (KCCI) beautification programme on the 9th of July this year. As part of the programme, NFLP members congregated at the Box Cutting bye pass road at Kohima to do their bit of creating more green spaces in the city.
People who gathered to make a difference also made generous contributions to the cause. While some brought plants, the others brought in food and beverages to replenish the tired participants.
“These are 50 Hydrangea plants that were from a single contributor who was really excited and happy about this project. We thank each and everyone for coming together and sharing what they love!”
Some delicious doughnuts and savouries were also served!
The Box garden project finally reached its fruition with a good turn out of over 40 enthusiastic people – out of which about 15 were males! Looks like the group had a lot of fun on that sunny Sunday and also some seriously yummy food, donated by well wishers.
“We will not be able to thank each and everyone personally but we are so blessed and we appreciate all your efforts, time and energy. Almost everyone turned up with extra hands. We had participants not just from Kohima but also from people who traveled all the way from Dimapur and Mokokchung. Each and every contribution made a huge positive difference to the cause,” said Azai Kerhuo, who was one of the organizers.
Image Source: Naga Flower Lovers Page’s FaceBook Page
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