HAILAKANDI, April 16 - The Hailakandi district administration felicitated the frontline workers who are on the forefront in the ongoing fight against the novel coronavirus.
At a programme held at the Deputy Commissioner�s office on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli and senior officials of the administration and health department felicitated 23 frontline workers such as ASHAs, ANMs, supervisors, sanitation workers, drivers and technicians who are combating the virus.
Jalli said the felicitation programme coinciding with Rongali Bihu was organised to acknowledge the pivotal role played by the frontline heroes in protecting the society, state and country from the coronavirus pandemic. �As we usher in a New Year, let us start afresh with a new resolve in the fight against coronavirus,� she said.
Saluting the warriors, Jalli said, �Everyone should take note of the fact that the first line of workers is already engaged in COVID-19 relief and doing commendable job. I salute the frontline warriors who are being felicitated today and those who are at ground zero fighting against the pandemic.�
Jalli urged the society not to ostracize the frontline workers or attach any stigma to them. �The enthusiasm shown by the frontline army of workers is unmatchable and surely deserves praise from the administration. The small gesture from our side will boost their morale to work further against the coronavirus contagion,� she said.
The Deputy Commissioner pleaded with the people to cooperate with municipal and sanitation workers who are working round the clock in collecting waste and cleaning the streets in this hour of crisis. �The sanitation workers must be appreciated for working tirelessly to help prevent the spread of the virus,� she said.
Jalli warned that those obstructing or coming in the way of the frontline workers from discharging their duties during the challenging times would not be spared. �These frontline workers are members of my family. Those who are threatening or preventing them from doing their duties would have to confront me first,� she warned.
DDC Vikram Dev Sarma, ADC RK Dam, AD (Health) EL Faihraem, Circle Officer Tridip Roy, Joint Director (Health Services) Dr RC Dwivedy garlanded the workers and presented a gamosa to them as a token of recognition for their hard work.