State

Governor appeals for citizens contribution towards relief fund

DIMAPUR, SEP 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/8/2018 12:27:30 PM IST

DCs asked to collect donations within 7 days

Expressing serious concern over landslides and flash floods that wreaked havoc in the state, Nagaland Governor and president of Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland branch has fervently appealed to all citizens to come forward and generously donate towards Nagaland flood relief through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).

In an appeal, Acharya reminded the people that “Our State Nagaland witnessed unprecedented incessant rainfall resulting in major disaster and havoc that affected the normal life of the people of our State.” 

He said Landslides to sinking landmass in many areas, flooding and water logging in urban areas have claimed 12 lives and displaced over 300 families in the State owing to floods and numerous landslides besides causing destruction to properties. Despite the state requiring Rs.800 crore for the restoration of damages caused by landslides and flash floods, Acharya lamented that the State has received only Rs.1 crore so far.

“Delhi will help us but what about our share and care,” he asserted.

He said that a film actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, had come all the way from Delhi to Dimapur personally and handed over an amount of Rs.1.25 crores to the chief minister (total Rs.1+1.25= Rs. 2.25).

In this regard, he called upon all the students of universities, colleges and schools to participate in rebuilding of lives of the affected people by contributing minimum of Rs.10/- each. He also appealed to all NGOs, hohos, NMA, NSF, businessmen, social workers, bureaucrats, religious groups, political activists, workers, kissans and all “to share and care for our flood affected brothers and sisters.”

The  Governor said Kiphire, Tuensang and Phek were the worst affected and have been cut off from the rest of the country. Essential infrastructures like power supply lines, communication networks, etc. have been damaged. Supplies of essential commodities to all districts including petroleum products have not been possible which has added to the misery of those in the affected areas.  Properties and crops/vegetation worth crores of rupees have been damaged and many families still in relief camps, he added. 

Acharya also said that environment and nature, when exploited carelessly, rebounds and calamities occur.

Acharya once again appealed to all to open up their minds and come forward to contribute generously to the CMRF (A/c No.10530527879 IFSC SBIN0000214) or through the IRCSN (A/c No.35316602410 IFSC SBIN0006485) by cash or cheque.

In this regard, the Governor has also directed all Deputy Commissioners to collect the money within seven days.

 

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