Distribution of food items & preventive measures continue amid lockdown

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/12/2020 1:07:10 PM IST

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and on the 19-day of the 21 day- nationwide lockdown (Easter Sunday), various organisations and individual continue to play a vital role in their benevolent afford in providing food items to stranded people and needy people across the state.

Nagaland BJYM

In continued effort to help the poor and needy people affected by nationwide lockdown due to COVID19 pandemic, the Nagaland state unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) led by its president, Benjamin Yeptho provided meal to members of more than 430 families of migrant labourers and daily wage workers in Dimapur on April 11. 

A press release from Nagaland state unit BJYM stated that the initiative also saw people’s elected leaders of different political parties, Minister PHED, Jacob Zhimomi and MLA Azheto Zhimomi came together to serve food to the poor, leaving aside their political affiliation. 

The two leaders were joined by Basu Damani, a social worker and former official of a political party. “Coming together of leaders of different political backgrounds to serve humanity at such time is inspiring as there is nothing greater than serving humanity”, It added. 

In a short speech, Jacob Zhimomi advised the people to maintain social distance as a preventive measure to contain the pandemic virus and urged to cooperate with the government in its effort to check the spread of the virus. 

In a recent twitter messages on April 11, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and MP Radha Mohan Singh (Former Union Agri Minister) lauded the BJYM Nagaland for  its humanitarian service to people in need.  

Likya SHG motivates frontline workers

Extending moral and prayer support and also to motivate the frontline workers who are rendering selfless service in the fight against COVID 19 on the occasion of Easter Sunday, Likya Self Help Group comprising of seven  ladies  offered refreshment to all the policemen/traffic personnel on duty from Chümoukedima stretch to Dillai gate and New Field gate. 

According to DIPR report, to embrace the spirit of Easter Sunday, the group also played Easter songs while serving them. 

The SHG members also visited East Police Station, Traffic Police office, West Police Station and all the media houses to encourage and motivate them as they continue to sacrifice in their effort to fight the pandemic.

The group members expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Kailash Jain, Pappu Sharma and Star bakery for the support and cooperation extended towards Likya SHG as they continue to work for humanity.

Nagaland Bihari Samaj

Nagaland Bihari Samaj on April 12 donated rations to community kitchen, so that the cooked food will be served to the homeless who are stranded at DDSC and different locations.

A press release from NBS working president, Bihari Samaj Narottam Jha stated that Nagaland Bihari Samaj has been doing all possible help to the needy as per request/directions given by the district administration to look after the requirements of Sports Youth Hostel, opposite to Railway Station, Dimapur. 

41 students from different parts of the country are stationed at Sports Youth Hostel, for which it has been manning their requirements. The Samaj is also looking after the requirements of the needy whenever it comes or brought into its knowledge. 

SRPUD extends relief

Satoi Range Public Union Dimapur (SRPUD) has extended relief to citizens and students of the area on April 11 in view of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. 

A press release from media affairs SRPUD, Vika Ayemi stated that essential commodities such as rice, dal and oil were distributed to around 135 families, including students who were staying at rented house in and around Dimapur town. 

The union further acknowledged officials of Satoi Range Students Union (SRSU) for volunteering and all those families and individuals who have donated generously towards the relief and helping its members in times of crisis. 

The union also appealed general public to stay safe and to obey government orders and guidelines to prevent and contain this deadly disease. 

DCP Zone-II Dimapur distribute Easter eggs

Personnel of DCP Zone-II, Dimapur under the initiative of DCP, Aotula Imchen distributed Easter eggs, biscuits, juice and water on Sunday morning to its personnel stationed at different locations performing lockdown duty. The effort was to spread the joyful message of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and to encourage one another to be prayerful at all times. 

LVC to continue sealing border 

Pertaining to the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, Lengrijan Village Council (LVC) conducted a joint meeting with Assam bordering councils of Aoyimsen, Mon Basti and Choto Lengr, on April 9 at LVC hall. 

A press release from chairman LVC, N Meren Imchen stated that in the interest of public safety, all the councils have agreed to uphold the ongoing sealing borders between Assam and Nagaland. However, it has been exempting passes to medical staffs, law enforcement agencies, Nagaland government officials, media persons and bank personals (on duty) on producing valid documents, and serious medical patients. 

AVC continue to monitor lockdown rules

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Aoyimti Village Council has left no stone unturned to make sure that the villagers stay home and be safe. To ensure the restriction of entry and exit of outsiders and insiders CCTV surveillance cameras have been installed in various strategic points of the village. 

A press release from AVC chairman, Imnukloba and secretary, A. Polongnok Lkr stated that this initiative will not only check the implementation of the lockdown but also serve as a potential means to safeguard the adjoining Airport, which is now the only reliable location for resources. 

It stated that since the lockdown, various organizations under the village have been playing a vital role in keeping the needy families and individuals to sustain the unprecedented situation. 

Apart from the organizations many individuals have also contributed generously. In these times of spread, AVC said that it has been ensuring everyone to follow social distancing decisively and comprehensively. 

Wokha district

Social media Whatsapp group donate towards COVID-19 relief fund
Lotha Mhonka Okho (LMO), a social media WhatsApp group has extended support and solidarity by donating cash towards the fight against COVID-19 through voluntarily contribution of money and handed over to DC Wokha.
In a letter addressed to the deputy commissioner of Wokha, the group stated they are all aware that COVID -19 pandemic has become an emerging global health crisis. In the process of time it has affected the normal living of humanity in totality, be it the daily wage earners, business activities etc. 
During these challenging times, the Lotha Mhonka Okho (LMO) Whatsapp group members have extend its support by donating a small amount of money collected through voluntary contributions within the members. 
With deepest acknowledgment and appreciation to the deputy commissioner Wokha and everybody involved in the frontline, the Lotha Mhonka Okho said that it will always stand behind the district administration Wokha. “Together we shall overcome”, it quoted. It its letter, it has also attached the list of LMO donors and free will donors.
MLA & advisor Mhathung distributes food items
Seeing the suffering of the people living across the border in various Karbi Anglong villages viz. Borlengri, Longki/Lama Basti, Mohan Basti, Balijan, Dudu etc., MLA and advisor (Horticulture and Border Affairs),  Mhathung Yanthan distributed food items to more than 150 families belonging to his constituency (39-Sanis) to the daily wage earners and those whose lives were most affected by the lockdown.
A press release from public relation i/c to MLA & advisor, Chembemo Patton stated that the residents of these areas are seldom or not benefited by government relief from either state. The food package included 20 kgs of rice, 5 kgs of Potato, 2 kgs of onion, 2 kgs of dal and two bottles of 500 ml cooking oil.
Longleng district
Catholic Community of Longleng donate 21 bags of rice
As a part of the humanitarian and social service during the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Community of Longleng under the guidance of Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church, Rev. Fr. Alex Vizo donated 21 bags of rice (50 kg each) to the daily wage earners and needy people of Bahok Ward, Longleng Town on April 11. 
During the humanitarian gesture, altogether, 103 households were benefited. On behalf of the ward, president of Bahok Ward, M. Chinglong Phom thanked Rev. Fr. Alex Vizo and community of St. Joseph’s Church, Longleng for their selfless service rendered towards the downtrodden people of the ward. 

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