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Longleng on lockdown during Monyu festival

Longleng on lockdown during Monyu festival
Longleng town on the 1st day of Monyu festival and lockdown.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/1/2020 10:55:02 AM IST

With consolidated efforts of the district administration and Longleng Town Council (LTC) in collaboration with the NGOs and civil societies such as the Phom People’s Council, Phom Students’ Conference & Phomla Hoichen, the village councils, students community, village guards, GBs & DBs and churches the entire villages under Longleng district have been on lockdown along with the district headquarter Longleng and Tamlu sub-division since March 26 with the rest of the nation.

According to DIPR report, village guards (VGs) and the volunteers from the students’ body have been round the clock to ensure complete lockdown under their respective village jurisdiction. Village gates are closed and sealed with village guards, volunteers and GBs deployed to ensure complete hold of movement from village to village. People were not allowed to enter or go out from the village except on emergency cases. Hand wash tanks were also seen in some villages installed at the village gates to be used by the people coming back to their village after shopping from the towns or out for emergency cases. 

The district administration has issued prohibition order to ban celebration of Monyu festival in the district which began on April 1. The towns and villages seem deserted with no social gatherings seen on the 1st day of the festival. Yachem village of S. Pangnyu Phom minister for Health & Family Welfare and M. Shayung Phom deputy commissioner of Longleng was completely deserted on the 1st day of Monyu festival. It signified the discipline of the citizens of Yachem village to the prohibition order issued by the district administration. District administration and police have been stitching mask as an alternative arrangement with the help of the police tailors due to shortage of masks in the district. Deputy commissioner and Phom students community have also been providing refreshments to the police and volunteers engaged on lockdown duty. 

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