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NGOs, students come forward with aid in Nagaland

Different social organisations and NGOs are feeding migrant workers, poor and the needy people in turns

By Bhadra Gogoi in Dimapur
  • Published 3.04.20, 2:31 AM
  • Updated 3.04.20, 2:31 AM
  • a min read
Food being distributed at Dimapur District Sports Stadium. Picture by Bhadra Gogoi

Various social organisations, NGOs, churches, individuals and political leaders are coming forward and contributing through various donations and rendering their services to help the poor in various locations in Nagaland, who are the most affected by the nationwide lockdown.

Besides the migrant workers, poor and the needy people, many persons affected by the lockdown are housed in different locations through the initiative of the district administration and police.

Forty-four persons, mostly students comprising 18 girls and 24 boys who came from Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa, are quarantined at Youth Hostel in Netaji Railway Colony here.

The Jain Samaj Dimapur provides lunch, water and fruits to these students daily while the Bihari Samaj Dimapur takes care of their other requirements, including rations and hygienic aids, as and when required. The y said they would provide the services till April 24.

The warden of the hostel, B. Awala Walking, the Lotha church Chumukedima, provided hygienic aids and detergent while the Konyak Students Union donated snacks and water to the quarantined people.

The Dimapur administration and the police initiated a move to accommodate the beggars, the homeless, poor and needy and the daily wagers at Dimapur District Sports Stadium on Tuesday to keep them away from unnecessary loitering in the streets and also to enable various organisations to carry out the feeding programmes in a more hygienic manner.

Different social organisations and NGOs are feeding these people in turns.

The Swami Vivekananda Welfare Foundation also committed to feed them throughout the lockdown period.

Considering the importance of social distancing, the organization divided their members into three groups comprising five people each for grocery arrangement, cooking and distribution and execution of works. It also plans to take a survey and demarcate areas of the town where people are not getting food, and provide ration as per their requirements.

Various organisations and NGOs, including Muslin community, Bengali Samaj, Marwari Samaj, Bengali Students Youth Organisation, Bhojpuri Samaj, Durgabari Committee, Rotary Club of Dimapur, Lions Club of Dimapur and many others are helping the needy and the homeless, including those under quarantine.