JORHAT, May 16 - The Jorhat district administration on Friday distributed food packets to 200 people, including newspaper hawkers, factory and digital satellite news gathering staff, as an assistance in view of the ongoing lockdown.
The packets were handed over to the people at the DC�s office premises in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati, who thanked them for diligently discharging their duties for public service.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Damodar Barman too lauded the role of newspaper hawkers, factory and other staff for their service and hoped that they will continue doing their jobs adhering to all instructions for their own safety and of the society at large.
Newspaper agent feted: A group of agents and newspaper hawkers of Jorhat felicitated Nirod Changkakoti, the owner of Changkakoti Book Stall and a leading newspaper agent, for his proactive role in enabling distribution of newspapers during the lockdown.
Changkakoti was presented a phulam gamosa and a japi at his book stall. After the lockdown came into effect on March 24, it initially led to several difficulties for agents and hawkers to carry on their job due to a number of restrictions.
Changkakoti, a former Ward Commissioner of Jorhat Municipal Board, played a leading part in coordinating with the administration to issue passes to hawkers and agents and guided them in adhering to all norms of social distancing and personal hygiene to carry out their work. Newspaper agent Simanta Baruah, journalists Diganta Buragohain, Nabajyoti Baruah and Nekib Ahmed were present on the ocassion.
Awareness meets: Awareness meetings on African Swine Fever and Japanese Encephalitis were organised at Bosagaon under Titabar Revenue Circle and at Arunamukh Jhanjimukh under Teok Circle on Friday.