Contributions continue for needy people during lockdown

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/7/2020 12:43:16 PM IST

The nationwide lockdown against COVID-19 has affected many people, mostly the daily wage earners and the genuinely poor people of the state. To alleviate the sufferings of these helpless people, the government agencies along with various civil societies and individuals have been contributing in every way possible. 

ATBC donates towards fight against COVID-19: Aboi Town Baptist Church (ATBC) has donated a sum of Rs. 50,000/- (fifty thousand) towards the fight against COVID-19. A press release from ATBC Aboi stated that, the amount was handed over to the ADC and EAC Aboi HQ by the pastor of ATBC, Rev. E. Yeangphong Konyak and deacon Maopong in the presence of KU, KNSK, AASU and ATSU. Aboi town is working hard during this pandemic in collaboration with the administration, Konyak Union Aboi and the church. ATBC also requested the fellow believers of Aboi area, constituency and the entire Konyak land that during this lockdown period, prayers should continue from any place. 

FONSESA donates towards CMRF for COVID-19: Federation of Nagaland State Engineering Service Associations (FONSESA) donated towards the Chief Minister’ Relief Fund (CMRF) for COVID-19 the sum of Rs 5 lakhs (Rupees five lakhs) only, as a token of solidarity with the state government in its fight and containment against COVID-19. A press release from FONSESA president Er. Moa Aier and secretary general Er. Chengato Kath stated that, the cheque was handed over to DC Dimapur. The contributors are the federating members of FONSESA, namely Association of Engineers Nagaland PWD (AOE NPWD); Association of Power Engineers Nagaland (APEN); Association of Public Health Engineers Nagaland (APHEN); Association of Mechanical Engineers (AOME); Association of Engineers Department of Geology & Mining (AOEDGM); Water Resource Department Engineers Association Nagaland (WRDEAN); Engineers’ Association of New &Renewable Energy (EANRE); Member Engineers from Nagaland State Transport (NST).

Chessore ICDS Project provides service packages to beneficiaries: AWWs & helpers, with a strong and committed work force of more than 9000  has been working round the clock delivering ICDS service packages at the doorsteps of the target beneficiaries across the state with the full back up support and guidance of the department. A press release from Chessore ICDS Project, CDPO N. Ekonthung Kikon stated that, as multiple frontline service providers, the need to accredit, designate and empanel them besides being risk insured and incentivized may come as a boost at critical exigencies like this COVID-19 pandemic. 

CWS Kiphire reaches out to frontline workers: Citizens Welfare Society (CWS) Kiphire visited security personnel and Medical staff Kiphire engaged in 24x7 duty at Kiphire town on April 6. A press release from CWS media cell stated that, as a gesture of acknowledgment towards the frontline workers, the CWS provided mineral water, juice and snacks to all the personnel on duty in and around Kiphire town. CWS also lauded the Medical department, security personnel, district administration, security agencies VGs, KTCC, and various NGOs for their tireless effort in containing the epidemic till date. CWS also appealed all its citizens to cooperate with whatever the direction/order given by the government for its own safety. CWS had also voluntarily initiated marking of lines in all the essential commodities shops/pharmacies etc on March 26 in and around Kiphire town.

Kuzholüzo (Azo) Nienu donates towards COVID-19: Kuzholüzo (Azo) Nienu, MLA has provided 25 kgs of rice bag each to the family of the needy and elderly persons including the widowers at Phek town. This gesture is to alleviate the sufferings of the people during this lockdown period as a fight against the dreaded pandemic.

Public leader distributes food items in Tseminyu: Ex-candidate of 12th Tseminyu assembly constituency, Er. Loguseng Semp distributed food items to every household in Rengma villages and towns under Tseminyu sub-division.  

SDDCF Changtongya donates towards COVID-19 fund: Sub-Divisional Departmental Co-ordination Forum (SDDCF) Changtongya has donated sum of Rs. 20,000/- (twenty thousand only) to SDO (C) Changtongya at his office chamber, towards the fight against COVID-19 on April 7. According to DIPR report, Er. Moameren executive engineer Power, N. Temsu head master R.C Chiten Jamir Memorial Government High School handed over the cash to Moakumzuk Tzudir SDO (C) Changtongya.

KBC Khezhakeno distributes essential commodities: With a view to extend support to the old aged people, widows and needy during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, Koza Boys Club (KBC), Khezhakeno distributed food items to such persons of Khezhakeno village under Phek district on April 7. A press release from chairman of KBC, Khezhakeno, Ezekiel Koza altogether 150 older persons, widows and needy people of the village availed basic essential commodities like rice and dal.  

173 CRPF Battalion provides food packets in various areas:  173 CRPF Battalion Airfield Dimapur provided food packets at Kuda-B village, Diphupar village, Jaloun Colony, Chümoukedima village areas, Hindustan Industrial areas, Razhuphe Industrial village areas, Dimapur bus stand areas in Diampur and at Christ Church Mokokchung. A press release from the unit stated that water was also provided through water tanker at Youth Hostel Dimapur.

YBBA distributes protective essentials: Yimchungrü Baptist Borü Amukhongto (YBBA) mission centre Shamator town distributed face mask locally made along with basic food items to elderly people from all 11 (eleven) wards. 

CHY social service during lockdown: Chümoukedima Hindu Yuva (CHY) Nagaland led by Rajkumar Das, president and Arpan Deb, working president has been providing light refreshments to police personnel. (CHY)

DAYO extends charitable help during lockdown: Dimapur Ao Youth Organization (DAYO) as charity had dispatched several bags of rice, potatoes, onion and salt. A press release from DAYO media cell stated that, these essential food items are to be identified and distributed through all its 14 units within Dimapur from April 7 to reach out to needy households.

Jain community Dimapur distributes food items: Shri Digamber Jain Community Dimapur marked the birth anniversary of Mahabir Jayanti distributed food packets to needy people, volunteers and police personnel on duty in the town area at Dimapur on April 6 and 7. A press release from the organisation stated that, 1700 food materials/grocery packets were distributed to needy families of 21 different villages under Dimapur district. Meanwhile, Bade Village Council (BVC) in a press release by BVC secretary, Lhikhro Kreo expressed gratitude to the Jain Society Dimapur for grateful to SD Jain Samaj, Jain Society, Dimapur for providing various food items to 76 households of Bade village, Dimapur. 

KYC initiates charitable food distribution to the needy: Kiphire Youth Center (KYC) led by its president, advisors, and KYC members undertook a charitable food distribution to around 70 households who have been stranded in and around Kiphire. A press release from KYC stated that, the charity work was given out to the needy such as daily wage earners, old aged people without family support, mentally ill, widows, and street destitute by doing home delivery. The humanitarian service was initiated as a sense of humanity and concern towards the district citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

Don Bosco AIDA donates to Neisatuo Colony ward 10: Don Bosco AIDA distributed nutritional packets to the migrant workers and daily wage earners dwelling in Neisatuo Colony ward 10, Dimapur.  A press release from AIDA stated that, Don Bosco AIDA, sponsored the kit for the poor and deserving families, which were identified and marked by the colony office bearers and elders. The packets consisted of rice, dal, potatoes, onion, cooking oil salt and soap. Packets were packed hygienically by Assisi Center for Integrated Development (ACID). The office bearers from Joint Christian Forum Dimapur (JCFD), director of Don Bosco Aida and its staff and the director from the Assisi Center for Integrated Development were present.

BTC and CBCC supply water at Pfutsero town: As the lock down continues throughout the state including Pfutsero town at Phek district, the Baptist Theological College (BTC) and Chakhesang Baptist Church Council (CBCC) supplied water to the affected colonies with shortage of water at Pfutsero town on April 7. According to DIPR report, vehicle belonged to the BTC and it was financed by CBCC. They will continue the supply in the coming days as per necessity.

ULWS donates to DDMA Mon for COVID-19: Ukha Lamlung Welfare Society (ULWS) donated Rs. 20,000 to District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Mon towards the fight against COVID-19 fund. A press release from ULWS stated that, the cash amount was handed over to the deputy commissioner Mon. 

Nova Stellam distributes food items to the needy: Dimapur based NGO, Nova Stellam with assistance from church staff of NCRC (Sumi) Doyapur Road gave away food items to the needy families on April 6. 

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