DIMAPUR, April 2 - Amidst the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, various social organisations, NGOs, churches, individuals and political leaders have come forward to donate and render their services to help the poor and needy, who are affected the most by the nationwide lockdown, in Nagaland.
In Dimapur, under the initiative of the district administration and police, migrant workers, poor people and others affected by the lockdown have been sheltered at different locations. Forty-four persons, mostly students who came from Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa, have been quarantined at the Youth Hostel in the Netaji Railway Colony here.
The Jain Samaj Dimapur is providing lunch, water and fruits to these students every day, while the Bihari Samaj, Dimapur is taking care of their other requirements. The two organisations said they would continue to look after them till April 24.
The warden of the hostel, B Awala Walking, and the Lotha Church Chumukedima distributed hygiene products, while the Konyak Students Union distributed snacks and water among the quarantined people.
The Dimapur district administration and police have accommodated beggars, homeless, vagrants and daily wagers at the Dimapur District Sports Stadium and a few social organisations and NGOs have come forward to feed them.
Swami Vivekananda Welfare Foundation, Bengali Samaj, Marwari Samaj, Bengali Students Youth Organisation, Bhojpuri Samaj, Durgabari Committee, Rotary Club of Dimapur and Lions Club of Dimapur are among the organisations and NGOs helping the needy and homeless, including those under quarantine.