MANGALDAI, July 23 - Darrang Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah has felt the necessity of recognising the service to humanity by people performing the last rites of a person dying of the coronavirus infection.
Talking to this newspaper at the Tengabari public crematorium here while attending the funeral of the first woman who died in the district due to COVID-19 infection, Borah said, �It is very important that every human being gets the due honour even after death. It is his legitimate right in our country and we are trying to take care of this during the pandemic too, when the situation is completely different.�
Borah said the municipality staff who have shown great character beyond their normal duty while performing the funeral of COVID-19 bodies should get due public recognition of the highest degree of service to society.
�What these people are doing is undoubtedly the supreme level of service to mankind. Even very close relatives of the deceased, including son or daughter turn reluctant to accompany the body to the crematorium. I am considering offering public recognition to these people in the forthcoming Independence Day celebrations. I will also try to give priority to their appeal in case of any better job opportunities in future.�
It may be mentioned here that Borah attended the funeral of two persons in the district who became victims of COVID-19.