Contributions pour in from various leaders and organisations during lockdown

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/31/2020 10:47:54 AM IST

Legislators, concerned citizens and various organisations continue to extend financial and material donations towards mitigating the plight of the needy people during nationwide lockdown.   

Legislators contribute towards COVID-19 fund: Legislators of Nagaland Legislative Assembly, cutting across party affiliations have decided to contribute their one month salary to the Medical department, Nagaland. A press release from NLA secretariat secretary Dr. P. J. Anthony stated that, this was done in response to the request made by minister of Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom to the speaker, Sharingain Longkumer who took up the matter immediately with the respective Political parties whose leaders unanimously agreed to the speaker’s suggestion to contribute.
SCC SBAK-Aizuto donates to district administration: Sumi Christian Centre (SCC) SBAK-Aizuto under the leadership of Rev. Mulato Chishi the executive secretary, donated a sum of Rs.50,000 (Fifty thousand) to the district administration towards the COVID-19 relief fund. A press release from media supervisor Bombo K Yeptho stated that, the amount was handed over to the deputy commissioner Peter Lichamo by Rev. Dr. Daniel Chishi pastor ZTSBC and Aketo Yeptho youth leader ZTSBC on March 31. DC thanked the executive secretary and all the staff for the kind contribution.
NSCN (I-M) UT donates: NSCN (I M) UT, Kikheto Chishi CAO handed over food packets and waters to the athletic coach B.Awala Walling also the warden of Youth Hostel on March 31, where students and stranded passengers numbering 42 are currently lodged. 
TS donates bags of rice to food bank: Trailblazer Society (TS), organisation of a few Changki youth donated bags of rice to the food bank set up by the Dimapur district administration. A press release from TS chairman Dr. Temjen Longchari stated that, the contribution was handed over to the Wiridin EAC, Niuland, in-charge of the food bank. EAC expressed that district administration is supplying food to the stranded passengers and daily wage earners, otherwise many may perish due to hunger. 
SRSU donates safety equipments: Sakipheto Range Students Union (SRSU) donated 100 face masks and hand washes for the medical squad at community health centre (CHC) Medziphema. A press release SRSU president urged the community to contribute and support the front liners. It also requested the public to cooperate with the government by following orders in tackling the pandemic. SRSU also extended gratitude to all the nurses, doctors, concerned individuals, organisations who risk their lives for the welfare of the public.
Wokha district administration expresses gratitude: Wokha district administration has expressed gratitude to all organisations for generous contribution towards the fight against COVID-19. According to DIPR report, district administration Wokha received a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs on March 30, from Wokha Town Baptist Church, one lakh from Lotha Baptist Churches Association (LBCA), Vankhosung, Wokha and one lakh from Wokha Village Baptist Church.
COBC CYE provides lunch to duty personnel: Changtongya Old Baptist Church (COBC). Christian Youth Endeavour (CYE) distributed lunch in traditional way wrapped in banana leaves to personnel on duty led by SDO (C) and his team, DBs. The GBs & Police personnel have been on duty since lockdown began.
Beckon Club of Medziphema town donates: Beckon Club of Medziphema town, donated masks, sanitisers and gloves to all police personnel and staff of ADC Medziphema on March 31. 
GYCD distributes food to needy people: Gorkha Youth Club Dimapur (GYCD) of Signal Rana Colony unit led by its general secretary Kamal Rana took an initiative to help the poor and needy in and around Dimapur. The club distributed food items at civil hospital and railway station.
BJYM provides essential commodities: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) state president Benjamin Yepthomi accompanied by BJP members Domel Achumi and Rajesh Sethi provided essential commodities/food items to more than 70 poor and daily wagers on March 31, at Sangtamtila local ground. 
NYO Kohima gives to needy: Nagabazar Youth Organization (NYO) Kohima distributed rations & essentials commodities to the needy and the poor including the non locals on March 31. The items have been made available to 170 households.
LCY Kohima extends relief: Lower Chandmari Youth (LCY), Kohima Ward No 13 gave relief measures to the needy persons on March 31, in view of the lockdown period for COVID-19. 

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