Donations for needy continue to pour in amidst lockdown

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/6/2020 12:18:50 PM IST

Various organisations and agencies continue to undertake donation drives to help the underprivileged and needy with food and other essential commodities during the lockdown.

Jacob donates to three sub-divisions: In continuation to the much needed assistance provided to various sub-divisions under Dimapur district, Nagaland’s PHED minister Jacob Zhimomi has donated masks and sanitizers to three sub-divisions, namely SDO(C) Kuhuboto, SDO (C) Dhansiripar and EAC Chumukedima on April 6. 

H. Haiying donates protective items to District Jail Wokha: Advisor of Prisons, Printing and Stationary, H. Haiying donated facemasks and hand sanitizers for staff and inmates of District Jail, Wokha during his visit on April 6. In this regard, B. Yanrenthung Kikon, deputy superintendent of jail, District Jail, Wokha has expressed appreciation and gratefulness to the advisor on behalf of all concerned. (Correspondent)

Dimapur district administration helps the stranded and needy: In view of the lockdown necessitated by outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Dimapur district administration in collaboration with various NGOs has been distributing free food packets and providing home delivery of essential commodities to stranded students, destitute people, etc throughout the district. According to DIPR report, DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi stated that 221 people in DDSC relief camp, 44 stranded passengers in Youth Hostel and 82 people in State Sports Hostel are being provided regular meals through the community kitchen initiative and 700-800 people are provided food packets and rations of essential commodities on a daily basis through the community kitchen and food bank initiatives. It was also mentioned that on April 6, as part of the community kitchen programme Nagaland People’s Party (NPP) and all Nagaland Private School Association (ANPSA) donated rations of essential commodities to students of Dimapur Eastern Naga Students Union (DENSU) stranded in Dimapur and 135 students residing in Nagaland University (NU) Hostels in Medziphema. Further around 100 students in Dimapur town were given relief of essential commodities and distributed through the Dimapur Naga Students Union (DNSU). DC therefore, appealed all persons interested in contributing to the community kitchen and food bank programmes under DC office, Dimapur to do so by contacting the DC control room at 03862-24850/6009924366 (whatsapp), EAC (development) i/c community kitchen at 9999614871, EAC (Niuland) i/c food bank at 9366993773.

Longleng district conduct distribution drives for needy and wage earners: District administration and civil societies has been conducting distribution drives of essential commodities in Longleng town for the needy and daily wage earners since three days and would be completed within few days. According to DIPR report, in Tamlu sub-division, the district administration and sub-divisional task force on COVID-19, Tamlu division distributed essential commodities to 23 migrant labourers and 78 local wage earners.

Sakhi One Stop Center and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) in collaboration with district administration also visited old aged people and widowed household on Sunday and distributed free ration, masks and sanitary pads for the young female in the targeted households. Meanwhile, Housing department, Longleng started construction of temporary toilets for possible Coronavirus patients at the quarantine makeshift located at Lempong School, Longleng.

Boy donates towards COVID-19: Among the numerous donations received by the deputy commissioner, Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo, the most heart warming and generous contribution was made by a seven-year old, Kitheka I Khujumi. A student of class 2 from Little Spring School had donated his pocket money towards the fight against Novel Coronavirus in the district. Son of Inato Khujumi from Asukhomi village, Kitheka had been saving to buy a bicyle this year but instead decided to donate for a noble cause. The district task force for COVID-19 Zunheboto wishes him and hope he inspires others by his good deeds.

ANPSA Dimapur distributes food items to stranded students: All Nagaland Private Schools’ Association (ANPSA) Dimapur led by its president, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema, undertook distribution of food items for the students of SASRD, Nagaland University, Medziphema Campus and the inmates of Noah’s Ark Children’s Home on April 6. A press release from ANPSA Dimapur unit stated that, the food items were handed over to the ADC, Medziphema, in presence of the district administration officials and ANPSA Dimapur members at the deputy commissioner’s office. The humanitarian programme was initiated as a sense of humanity and concern towards the fellow citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis especially for students who are staying in hostels and are hard hit and suffering during the lockdown due to lack of essential food items.

173 CRPF Bn provides assistance to the needy: 173 CRPF Battalion, Airfield Dimapur under civic action programme “helping hands” in collaboration with Dimapur district administration provided assistance to the poor and needy with food packets for 800 persons daily, distributing sanitizers, mask, soaps, medicines and water through water tanker in Dimapur city, Chümoukedima and Mokokchung. A press release from 173 CRPF Battalion stated that, the unit also assisted Dimapur administration by providing vehicles for transportation of essential food grains to various designated places in the district. The unit commandant Vishnu Gautam further assured that this assistance would be carried out daily till the situation improves. 

NU donates to PMNRF & CM relief fund: Teaching faculty and administrative staff of Nagaland University (NU) under the leadership of its vice-chancellor donated Rs.10, 99,137 to Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund and Rs.10, 99,137 to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Nagaland). A press release from NU PRO Peter Ki stated that the donation was a gesture of solidarity when both the central and state governments are on war-footing to fight and contain the pandemic.

NPP Nagaland distributes food items to Eastern Naga students: NPP Nagaland state, led by its president, Dr. Andrew Ahoto Sema along with the state executive members, and youth wing members undertook a charitable food distribution programme for around 600 Eastern Naga students who have been stranded in and around Dimapur during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown on April 6. A press release from NPP Nagaland information and publicity cell stated that, the food items were handed over to the president of Dimapur Eastern Naga Students’ Union, Bendang, in presence of the district administration officials at the deputy commissioner’s office. The charity programme was undertaken to forbear a social sense of humanity and love towards fellow human beings during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in true Christian spirit for those people who are hard hit and suffering during the lockdown due to lack of essential food items.

AWW delivers foodstuff at the doorsteps: Anganwadi workers (AWW) under Chessore ICDS project, Tuensang district has also been distributing THR foodstuffs at the doorsteps of the beneficiaries during nationwide lockdown. 

Lengrijan village residents distribute essential commodities: Lengrijan village sector 2, lane 5 distributed rice and essential commodities to daily wage labourers residing in the locality, who are affected by the lockdown. A press release from Lengrijan village sector 2 stated that, this initiative was funded by free will donations made by the residents.

HS & HYC reaches out to DLC de-addiction centre: Hindu Society (HS) & Hindu Yuva of Chümoukedima (HYC) reached out to Dimapur Life Challenge (DLC) de-addiction centre (Tenyiphe 1) with rice and essential food stuffs.  A press release from HS senior member Rajesh Deb stated that, besides, the joint initiative have identified regardless of caste & religion and distributed ration packages (65 nos) to several families especially the poor widows & daily wage earners. The release stated that this will continue till lockdown and is purely a humanitarian gesture. It also appealed public willing to donate to extend whatever possible to this platform.

LCD distributes rations to Nishato Colony: Lions Club of Dimapur (LCD) under president Narottam Jha distributed dry rations to Nishato Colony on consecutive second day April 6. A press release from LCD president stated that, 318 families approximately 1600 persons were served on day two. GBs and youths of Nishato Colony helped during the distributions, by directing public to maintain social distancing. LCD distributed rice, dal, potatoes and salt. LCD further reached out to rickshaw and thela pullers at Burma Camp, who had no ration. They were also given the essential food items.   

Home Guards receive donation of protective items: Home Guards Dimapur received a donation of protective items, including gloves, mask and hand sanitizers from Dr. Roland Lotha on April 6. 

Assam Rifles Kohima reaches out to widows and veer naris: Assam Rifles unit deployed in Kohima reached out to widows and veer naris, by distributing basic essentials in order to mitigate their hardship amidst the lockdown. The beneficiaries while being assisted with the basic rations and sanitation items were also advised to abide by the advisories issued by the state government on COVID-19.

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