Buses continue to ferry stranded people; relief

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/10/2020 8:40:48 AM IST

Following the announcement made by the Nagaland government to ferry stranded indigenous people and students within the state from May 7 to 9, Nagaland State Transport (NST) has been ferrying stranded people from across the state to their respective home in view of the nationwide lockdown imposed by the central government due to COVID-19 pandemic. Besides inters-district movement, stranded Meghalaya people from Mokokchung headed home. District administrations, NGOs and individual continue to extend relief items to stranded people and needy people across the state. Meanwhile, distribution of relief items also continue during lockdown.

Mokokchung District

First batch of stranded people leave for Meghalaya: The Deputy Commissioner sees off a batch of stranded migrants and students that left Mokokchung. 

A total of 25 persons from Mokokchung left for Meghalaya on the morning of May 10 as the first batch of stranded people to go outside the state. Meanwhile the Mokokchung Town Baptist Church (MTBA) handed over food items to those passengers and the pastor of MTBA offered a prayer before the start of the journey. (Correspondent)

DC Mokokchung distributes gift packs to women

Deputy Commissioner Mokokchung Limawapang Jamir distributed gift packs to some needy mothers and widows on the occasion of Mother’s Day on May 10. The Deputy Commissioner personally visited three homes of mothers and handed over the gifts. The programme was conducted under the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” scheme along with the district administration Mokokchung. Besides the three mothers, the programme benefitted around 250 women and widows who received the gifts that included personal hygiene and nutritional food items.  (Correspondent)


DTF Kiphire holds meeting: District Task Force Kiphire (DTF) convened a meeting on May 9 at DC’s conference hall Kiphire and discussed various issues.

According to a DIPR report, DTF chairperson apprised the COVID-19 empowered group that may allow the movements of stranded people from the Northeast states in the near future.

Medical department highlighted requirements of more ministerial staffs to assist them, as more returnees are anticipated from Northeast states and other parts of the country. In this regard, EAC HQ Chumbenthung Murry have been entrusted to requisition staffs of other departments as per the requirements of the department.

 Civil society’s representatives USLP and ESH in collaboration with YTC have been entrusted to provide detail consolidated lists of citizens stuck in the Northeast states who are desirous to return back. Besides, they have been requested to tie up with VCs, VDBs and assess the facilities set up in quarantines in the villages under Kiphire district.

In anticipation for the need for quarantine centre if and when stranded person came from the Red Zones across the country, the chairperson directed EAC (S) Chenithung Ovung to inform all the circle officers to submit the details of the quarantine facilities established villages.

The chairperson took the concurrence of the civil society organization and area representatives that stranded person would be allowed to enter the wards/ villages and the same would be communicated to all the village councils.

ADC HQ Nyempo appraised on the activities of the Kiphire Town Council with regard to strategic and commonly used places in the town with the help of the fire department.

Additional SP stressed that the fight against COVID-19 is a collective effort and requested cooperation from the civil societies and general public. 

The chairperson reiterated that social distancing should be ingrained in the norm in the mind of all public.


ESSU evacuate members from Dimapur :Mass evacuation drive for distress students stranded at Dimapur was carried out by Eastern Sumi Students Union (ESSU).

A press release from Eastern Sumi Students Union stated that a total of 132 students were transported from Dimapur to Aghunato, who underwent proper medical screening before leaving to Aghunato, following proper guidelines given by Health and Family Welfare department of the state. 

It added that short message was delivered by Pastor Amento and later prayed for students’ before departing from Dimapur. 


St. Thomas Mission Society’s 3rd phase relief :Teachers of MGM institutions, MGOS Church members, St. Thomas Mission society’s (HOME/SRC-6028) distributed 3rd phase COVID-19 relief food kits on May 10 at the premises of MGOS Church, Midland and St. Francis Church of Assisi, Zeliangrong, Dhobinala.
NDPP Shamator-Chessore women wing: NDPP 58th A/C Shamator women wing, led by president, Thsangla Lado along with district administration, waited the entire night for the night service bus coming from Dimapur at tri-junction NAP out post Shamator on May 10. 
A press release from information assistant-cum-convenor task force for COVID-19 Shamator media cell, L. Shahoto Yimchunger stated that the women wing warmly welcomed back the home comers from Dimapur and served them light refreshments initiated by advisor V.G. I&PR, SCERT and chairman DPDB Tuensang, Toshi Wongtung. 

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