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Donations continue in various districts due to ongoing lockdown

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/11/2020 12:32:29 PM IST

Not only the legislators and public leaders but also various organisations have been donating much needed food relief to the poor and needy people due to the ongoing nationwide lockdown. The lockdown was necessitated to combat against the COVID-19 pandemic which has also produced adverse result, where daily wage earners have been facing hardships to sustain their families. Respective district administrations have been collaborating with civil bodies to ensure that relief materials reach out to the genuine needy people in the state. 

Dimapur district

Legislator distributes preventive materials: Azheto Zhimomi, MLA 3 Dimapur III A/C has reached out to the needy families in Urra area on Wednesday. Azheto distributed essential preventive materials such as mask, hand sanitiser and soap towards combating COVID-19.

DDMA distributes relief rice: District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has distributed relief rice to various sub-divisions, organisations and individuals under Dimapur district. A press statement by DC and chairman of DDMA, Dimapur, Anoop Khinchi stated that, the relief rice was distributed to various villages/colonies under Dimapur sadar by the DDMA with assistance of Nagaland NGOs Forum (NNF). The chairman/GBs of the various colonies/villages under Dimapur district were asked to submit the list of names of daily wage earners and the people in need who do not own a ration card. This was verified by the NNF from the colony/village authorities for further distribution. Administrative heads of the various sub-divisions under Dimapur district were given the responsibility to distribute the relief rice as per the formant provided by DDMA, Dimapur in their own respective sub-divisions. Total relief rice distributed by DDMA under Dimapur district till April 10 is 1814.20 quintals.

DDCC & NPCC minority department Dimapur: NPCC minority department along with Dimapur District Congress Committee (DDCC) has been extending helping hand towards the needy during the lockdown. A press release from NPCC minority department chairman, Rajesh Kumar Sethi stated that, the team distributed refreshments to several police personnel on duty in and around Dimapur on April 10.

DENSU distributes food items to stranded students: Dimapur Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union (DENSU) distributed food items to the stranded Eastern Nagaland students in Dimapur. A press release from DENSU stated that, the union distributed rice and other food item(s) to about 1000 students in four consecutive days, covering the stretch between Boro Lingri and Chumukedima, Rangapahar and Naga United Village. 

Can Youth reaches out to needy with relief: Can Youth has been reaching out with relief items under its three different project site, namely Neisatuo Colony, Khermahal under ward 10, Namgalong Colony under ward 5, Burma Camp and Darogajan village on April 11. A press release from Can Youth coordinator, Sentiwati stated that, total of 450 households were covered. Relief was distributed to the children and adolescents whose parents are mostly migrant workers, daily wagers, construction workers, small time vendors and drivers. Volunteers who were involved during the relief like Neisatuo Colony Youth Organization, Namgalong Youth Organization, Darogajan Youth Organization and Darogajan Adolescents Club were also provided sanitizer, mask and glove for safety. During the relief distribution,  the community people were given information on various schemes by government of India.

BWP & IMPACT Ministry provide relief materials in Notun Bosti: Business with Purpose (BWP), a company that conducts tentmaking workshops for business aspirants in Northeast India, in partnership with IMPACT Ministry, Dimapur provided relief materials to about 28 families in Nuton Bosti area. A press release from IMPACT Ministry, Senti Longkumer in a press release stated that, the joint venture is doing the best it can to bring some succour into the lives of the suffering people because of the lockdown. 

Stranded students in Dimapur get assistance: Dimapur district administration in collaboration with Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) distributed essential food items to nearly 1000 stranded students. In a press statement, DNSU media cell stated that the assistance was especially for those students staying in a rent, without parents, and in hostels. Further, DNSU has asked genuine stranded students to reach out to the union help desk numbers 8974508102/ 8794399471/7005655243 and avail ration.

Christian Forum Dimapur clarification: Apropos the news item published on April 10 under the headline, “CFD reaches out to deserving families with relief materials” should be read as the relief which was given by CFD in Lake View was through the knowledge of the council but separately the families were identified and given some food items. 

Kohima district

Kohima district administration distributes free ration to needy people: District administration continues to assist the students, daily wage earners, labourers and migrants by distributing rice, dal and salt since March 31. On April 11, a good number of newspaper hawkers also received the free ration provided by the district administration Kohima at local ground. The district administration provided 5 kgs of rice per person, a kilo of dal and salt. Revenue officer Kelevituo Nisa informed Nagaland Post that since March 31, more than 13,000 people have received the free ration. He said even as the lockdown continues, citizens need not panic of essential commodities since there was enough stock to last, and free distribution of ration will continue till lockdown period is over. In an effort to encourage the citizen to remain indoor district administration provided home delivery services so that the needy people do not come out of home to collect the rations. Also in collaboration with Kohima Municipal Council, district administration has been providing water to the citizens in various colonies since citizens has been reeling under water scarcity. (Correspondent)

Middle-East sector youths distribution drive in Kohima: As a part of the humanitarian and social service during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, the youth body of Middle-East sector under AG Colony, Kohima undertook food distribution drive of essential commodities to around 130 households of Middle-East sector on Saturday. The youth members also distributed 25 kg of rice to other 3 sectors of the colony to be given to the neediest families of those sectors. (Correspondent)

Lower Officers’ Hill Colony receives food commodities: Lt col/ supdt of police, P K Mishra distributed food commodities to the needy people of Lower Officers’ Hill Colony, Kohima on April 11. This was done as a goodwill gesture to alleviate the sufferings of the people due to nationwide lockdown to combat against COVID-19. (Correspondent)

Jail Colony Kohima receives water supply: Residents of Jail Colony Kohima received water supply through the initiative of advisor of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr. Nicky Kire. People suffer due to water scarcity which occurs during this dry season. The residents patiently lined up for their turn to avail the water supply.  (Correspondent)

CRPF Kohima distributes essential commodities: DIG CRPF, Syamchand De and second in command, A/W Jawan, DIG Range CRPF Kohima, P K Mishra, distributed essential commodities to selected beneficiaries of more than 50 Nagas and Non-Naga households of Lerie and AG colony, Kohima. Further, P K Mishra also urged other organizations of Nagaland to come forward to help the destitute populace with food materials and sanitation items during this mammoth crisis.

LVC and LSU distributes essential commodities: Logwesunyu Village Council (LVC) assisted by Logwesunyu Students’ Union (LSU) distributed essential goods to every household provided by EAC Chogin, Rosy Sangtam, Ar. Loguseng Semp, ex-candidate 12th Tseminyu constituency and village council on April 8. A press release from LSU president Shosinle Kent, and general secretary, Cheno Bukh stated that, EAC Chogin Rosy, briefed about COVID-19 to village leaders and urged them to be prepared for any hardship in days to come.  LSU also mentioned that villagers were facing shortage of rations since the lockdown started because majority of the villagers were all daily wage earners. Union further urged for the support of all the well wishers and unity to fight against COVID-19.

Catholic church reaches out: Diocese of Kohima, initiated its response to COVID-19 pandemic in the second week of March 2020 by carrying out sensitization programmes on prevention of Coronavirus. A press release from DAN director Rev. Fr. S. Charles stated that prior to the lockdown announced by the union government, the church reached out to 27 communities and 8 educational institutions through the Development Association of Nagaland (DAN) which is the social mission of the Catholic church in Nagaland. DAN further coordinated the production and distribution of face mask and hand sanitizer in collaboration with the St. Xavier’s Church and College, Jalukie, CMC Provincial House, Dimapur, St. Thomas Church, Tuensang and Nazareth School Pfutsero, St. Joseph’s Church, Chumukedima and St. Joseph’s Church, Niuland as well as volunteers and staff of the organization. Nearly 1500 units of face mask and 600 units hand wash have been distributed free of cost. Diocese and DAN has been working in close collaboration with the state and district administrative machinery in reaching relief supplies to the people in need. Over 300 families, 65 stranded students and 102 migrant labourers have been supplied with essential commodities in the districts of Dimapur, Peren, Phek and Tuensang. 

NPF 9th Kohima town extends helping hand: NPF 9th Kohima town A/C under Dr Tseilhoutuo Rhutso has taken initiative by extending  helping hand to the poor and needy people by distributing food items irrespective of any political parties in the colonies and wards under Kohima town. A press release from NPF 9th Kohima town A/C stated that, the volunteers are maintaining social distancing protocol and encouraged people to stay at home. It also informed those in need to avail the help extended. 

IRCSN reaches out to needy: Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland (IRCSN), provided relief food items to many affected families at Kohima on the April 11. A press release from IRCSN general secretary, Dr. Neiphi Kire stated that, team began the relief outreach with Perizie Colony and moved on to other areas including Sanuorü, Zienuobadze, High School, Bible College area, Meriema Junction, Keyake, Leprosy Colony etc. Altogether, about 450 families have been given essential relief packages. 

Corrigendum: Apropos the news published on April 10 under the headline, “Kohima police assists needy people” on page 2, the caption should read as stranded students with essential food commodities provided by Kohima police. Error is regretted. 

Longleng district

Free distribution of ration to BPL holders in Longleng: A joint venture was initiative by the apex Phom community comprising of the Phom Students Conference (PSC), Phom People’s Council (PPC), Phomla Hoichen, Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) in collaboration with the district administration. 

According to DIPR report, the joint team conducted free distribution of ration and other essential commodities to around 700 BPL holders in Longleng town on Saturday. 

The remaining commodities will be sent to Tamlu sub-division for free distribution. 

Phek district

Essential commodities distributed in Pfutsero town: The administrative office under additional deputy commissioner, Pfutsero town, the Kalos Society and welfare committee of Pfutsero town distributed essential commodities, including rice, dal, potato and mustard oil to the most affected family of Pfutsero town. 

A press release from the organisers informed that 99 families were benefited.

Tuensang district

Relief rice allocated to villages/settlements in Shamator sub-division: Office of DC Tuensang allocated 155 quintals of relief rice to villages/settlements/wards taking into account the number of households receiving aid/assistance through ration cards, MGNREGA job cards, GIA etc. 

Wokha district

Ematha VLO distributes vegetables police personnel: Ematha VLO, of Ruchan village, under Bhandari block, Wokha, distributed fresh fruits and vegetables, firewood and installed water tank of 300 litres for hand wash to police personnel on duty in the village. A press release by NSRLM-RD COVID-19 Bhandari block area coordinator in-charge Chichanthung Shitiri stated that, the distribution was done as a goodwill gesture towards the frontline workers against COVID-19.  

Zunheboto district

Free rice for wage earners in Zunheboto: Zunheboto district distributed free rice to daily wage earners from all the different sectors, during which the daily wage earners maintained a distance of 1 metre from each other to collect the rice on April 10.  A press release from COVID India media reporter Bombo K Yeptho stated that, earlier, the churches in Zunheboto on Good Friday held no special services or gatherings in order to prevent social gathering and also due to ongoing lockdown. Church leaders informed that they have made special programmes which were shared to the believers through online modes. The same will be followed for Easter Sunday and also on other devotional days until the lockdown ends. District administration, Zunheboto also disinfected and provided ration for Mount Carmel Home orphanage in Sukhalu village under Zunheboto district on April 11. The orphanage is home to 13 boys and 3 girls, totalling to 16 children. Meanwhile, Police Zunheboto in collaboration with PHED also provided free water service to the citizens of Zunheboto town on April 11.

Kiphire district

Assam Rifles reach out to widows and veer naris: Assam Rifles units deployed in Kiphire district, distributed basic essentials on April 10, with an aim to mitigate the hardship of widows and veer naris. 

According to PRO (defence), the beneficiaries while being assisted with basic rations, were also advised to abide by advisories issued by the state government on COVID-19.

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