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MCD launches ambulance service for the needy
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR:
Published on 25 Jan. 2010 12:52 AM IST
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Muslim Council Dimapur (MCD) launched an ambulance service on Sunday. The launching of the ambulance was inaugurated by MLA and advisor Cooperation and Sericulture, Azheto Zhimomi as chief guest at Idgah maidan, Dimapur. Speaking at the function, the chief guest stressed on unity, cohesiveness and cooperation among the Muslims and said they would receive honour and respect only if they were united. He asserted, Dimapur was a peaceful and harmonious place with no communal riots and everyone living in it had respect and love for one another. Expressing happiness over the initiatives taken by MCD, Azheto said the council had set an example and saving life was a big and most noble job of humanity. Further he appealed the council not to think about profit making which would lead to clash but instead should start the ambulance service with a reasonable rate to help the needy people. Azheto also called upon the youth to follow the trend set by their elders and to bring more such developments for their community and for the society and to live happily and united with the people from the other community too. Lauding the DAN government, Zhimomi said Nagaland had been declared as land of festivals and the people living in the state belonging from different religion, community, tribe and others unite together in the celebration and makes it a joyous one. He pointed out that under the capacity building scheme, the government had been funding the talented youths by providing education and training to bring up their skills and make their future bright. Meanwhile president MCD Hannan Tapadar said the ambulance service was for all and not only for the community people and shall be always ready to provide service in times of need. He further said rupees three lakhs was donated by Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio towards MCD during their last felicitation programme and this amount was utilized for the purchase of the ambulance and later rupees one lakh fifty thousand was raised by selling calendars and rest of the amount was raised through donations. The first ambulance service will be launched on January 26 where the youth wing will distribute fruits to an orphanage in Diphupar, Tapadar said. Further, the council has appealed for contribution from all walks of the society for the construction of school and community hall. The programme was also attended by members from DMC, DNSU, individuals, and people from the Muslim community and from other walks of the society.

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