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Donations to needy continue during lockdown in Dimapur

Donations to needy continue during lockdown in Dimapur
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/4/2020 1:27:33 PM IST

The nationwide lockdown has not been easy as many needy people continue to struggle for survival. In Nagaland, various individuals, government agencies, organisations and colony residents have all come together towards easing the problems faced by the needy poor through generous donations.    

Jacob Zhimomi donates essential materials: Minister of PHED, Jacob Zhimomi has extended helping hands to the residents of Niuland sub-division towards combating COVID-19. According to DIPR report, Jacob donated 1000 masks and 100 litres of hand sanitisers during his visit to Niuland on April 4.  

Imnatiba donates to needy people of his constituency: Advisor of Industries & Commerce, Labour & Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Imnatiba visited his constituency 22 A/C Arkakong on April 4. According to DIPR report, Imnatiba donated medical relief materials to all households under 9 villages and 11 wards. He also donated sanitizers and masks to all the village council members and medicine for comunity health center Changtongya and 4 sub-centers under his constituency. The materials were received by SDO (C) Changtongya Moakunzuk Tzudir. He also visited the community health center Changtongya and donated the medicine which was received by senior medical officer Dr. Jungshi. Imnatiba also appreciated the good works done by the COVID-19 taskforce and all the stakeholders under SDO (C) Changtongya. He further encouraged them to spread the awareness in fighting against the pandemic. 

KLBC hands over donation to DC Kohima: Kohima Lotha Baptist Church (KLBC) led by senior pastors called on deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie and contributed Rs. 2 lakhs towards Kohima District Relief Fund in its fight against COVID-19 on April 4.  

Longleng district administration and F&CS distribute essential commodities: District administration in collaboration with department of Food & Civil Supplies (F&CS) has started distribution of essential commodities to the people of Shayung ward beginning Saturday at NST junction, Longleng. According to DIPR report, deputy commissioner and Superintendent of Police, Longleng visited the relief camp and appealed to the people to maintain social distancing while going outside especially during purchase of essential commodities and ATM booths. The next phase of distribution will be given to Medical ward, Shauli ward and Nyanching ward on Sunday at Lempong junction from 12 noon onwards. The Longleng Town Students’ Union (LTSU) also provided water supply to the residents of Longleng town besides refreshments to the COVID-19 security personnel in Longleng since the last few days. 

GBs amd MTMK Medziphema town donates rations: Gaon Buras (GBs) and Medziphema Town Mechü Krotho (MTMK) together with leaders of frontal organisations extended helping hand towards the needy on April 4. A press release from MTMK general secretary, Khrielie Iralu stated that, the GBs and MTMK members donated rations to SASRD hostellers who are stuck in the campus due to lockdown. At this juncture, around 135 students are lodged in different hostels within the campus. 

NSRLM-RD community response to COVID-19: NSRLM-Longshi VLO-social action committee (SAC) of Liphi village and NSRLM-Ematha VLO of Ruchan village under Bhandari block, Wokha district distributed essential commodities under their humble earnings and savings amongst the underprivileged groups keeping social distancing as the norm. A press release from NSRLM-RD COVID-19 area coordinator in-charge Chichanthung Shitire Bhandari block, Wokha stated that NSRLM-VLO social action committees that were present/engaged during the distribution included AWWs, VLO presidents, VF-cum-MBK community cadres and SHGs members. They distributed local fish, essential food items, soaps and face masks. Goodwill cash donations were handed over to chronic ill patients, aged people, differently abled persons, aged widows, orphans and single women running household by themselves. 

NSUP takes measures to help stranded students: Naga Students’ Union Phagwara (NSUP) has provided relief to stranded students in Punjab on April 2, through relief amount of Rs. 1 lakh received from Nagaland state government.  A press release from NSUP information and publicity secretary, Obed Jamir stated that, the relief amount was allocated through the help of nodal officer Shanavas principal director of School Education. NSUP were able to take up the initiative to approach and help the students where a total of 56 students were provided with financial assistance to buy basic essentials. NSUP president, Imsanger Jamir along with the general secretary, Rokozolie Tsürho visited the residence of five Nagas in Jalandhar on April 1, who were facing various problems due to the ongoing lockdown. They were provided with basic home appliances for cooking, food items and hand sanitizers. Cash amount of Rs. 500 was also handed to relieve minor inconveniences. NSUP extended gratitude towards the initiative taken up by government of Nagaland to help the Naga students.

District administration donates to Prodigals Home: District administration, Dimapur handed over relief to Ela, director Prodigals Home for distribution to 302 people with disability under Niuland sub-division. 

LCD donates ration to Nishato Colony: Lions Club of Dimapur (LCD) under president  Narottam Jha visited Neingulie Memorial Higher Secondary School and distributed rations to the people of Nishato Colony, 241 families were catered with basic essential commodities.

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