Community kitchen, donations for the needy during lockdown

Community kitchen, donations for the needy during lockdown
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/2/2020 9:03:12 AM IST

In a bit to help combat novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many legislators, churches and civil agencies continue taking initiatives to help the needy during the period of lockdown.  

MTBA opens a COVID-19 community kitchen: Mokokchung Town Baptist Church (MTBA) together with the district administration has opened a COVID-19 community kitchen. 

The kitchen will provide free meal for stranded labourers, migrant workers, daily wage earners and for those people in need of food. 

The kitchen started from Thursday, where more than 70 persons availed the free meal. Persons that availed free meals included sweepers, cobblers, barbers etc. 

Talking to the pastor of MTBA Rev Ponen Longchar, he said that the church was fully sponsoring the meal and further extended invitation to those unable to afford one square meal a day during this lockdown. He also added that proper sanitization and social distancing measures were followed during the meal.  

He further added that the kitchen will be opened every day from 11 a.m to 1 p.m with expectations of more people joining in from Friday.  For those in need, the helpline numbers are 8837310159/9436439033/9774616981. (Correspondent)

Mhathung Yanthan donates to Sanis block health units: Advisor of Horticulture & Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan, donated masks, gloves and hand sanitizers to health units under Sanis block, Wokha for COVID-19 preparedness. 

Zhaleo Rio donates masks and sanitisers: Advisor of Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Zhaleo Rio donated hand sanitisers and masks to all the 9 wards of Medziphema town. A press release from media secretary 5 Ghaspani-II A/C Thejangukho Yalietsu stated that, president of NFPP 5 Ghaspani-II A/C and also in-charge of the distribution expressed that, with shortage of supplies everywhere, the distributed kits will not suffice the whole population but is an attempt to help the poorer section in the society.

Legislators of Zunheboto district donates: Advisor of Tourism, Art and Culture, Khehovi Yepthomi on behalf of the five (5) legislators from Zunheboto district, Kaito. G. Aye, Pukhayi Sumi, Tokugha Sukhalu and Kazheto Kinimi visited Zunheboto town, to access the preparedness of the district in the event of a possible outbreak of Novel Coronavirus in the district. He met with the district task force for COVID-19 at the deputy commissioner Peter Lichamo’s residence for an urgent meeting and interaction. He also visited the isolation ward in the district hospital. Further he handed over cash donation of Rupees five Lakhs from the five legislators, each donating a sum of one lakh rupees. Apart from that he also donated locally made face masks and 20 litres of hand sanitisers. 

MTLT donation drive and distribution: Mokokchung Town Lanur Telongjem (MTLT) undertook the initiative of distributing free essential items to those people who could not afford a decent meal and facing hardships during this lockdown.  

The move by the MTLT started after they initiated a donation drive which saw overwhelming response from people near and far, even from abroad. With that collected amount, the MTLT after seeking permission from the district administration distributed the essential items including rice, daal, atta/maida, oil etc to the poor on April 2. 

The essential items were handed over to the ward authorities and youth associations of respective wards within the town. (Correspondent)

NPSU distributes masks to village guards and council members: New Pangsha Students’ Union (NPSU) distributed mask made by the union to the village guards and council members who are working at the check post at New Pangsha village on April 2. NPSU led by its president, P. Nyukshing Lam shared awareness on COVID-19 and how they should be cautious on maintaining hygiene while working for the betterment of the common people. 

ESW outreach activities: Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW), ministry of Defence (MoD) has taken the initiative to mobilise services of ex-servicemen (ESM) community to assist the state and district administration, wherever required.

According to PRO (Defence) the Rajya Sainik Boards, Zila Sainik Boards have been assisting in identifying and mobilising maximum ESM volunteers to assist the state and district administration in performing public outreach activities such as contact tracing, community surveillance, management of quarantine facilities or any such tasks assigned to them.

173 BN CRPF distributes food items: 173 CRPF battalion, airfield Dimapur distributed food packets, face masks and sanitisers to the needy in Dimapur city while water was also distributed to the needy in villages through water tanker.

DCO & LBCD donates basic needs: Dungphi Chokae Okho (DCO) donated some basic needs for the quarantine at Youth Hostel while Lotha Baptist Church Dimapur (LBCD) contributed 1 lakh towards Dimapur district administration relief fund. Eight Naga youths were dropped at youth hostel for quarantine. 

Gorkha Samaj of Borlengri-1 distributes food items: Gorkha Samaj of Borlengri-1 distributed food items to the poor and needy at their door step during the lockdown on March 30. 


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