Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Friday visited two relief camps in Imphal West district and distributed relief materials where she also interacted with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) staying in the camps.
A release from the Governor’s Secretariat, Raj Bhavan, stated that the Governor first visited Meitei Langol Leima Khullen Leikai Relief Camp and interacted with the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) staying there and enquired about the facilities being provided to them.
She distributed relief materials consisting of blankets, two mosquito nets, kitchen set and hygiene kit to all the 50 families from Churachandpur, Tangjeng, Napat and Serou etc. sheltered there.
During the visit, the Governor distributed cash assistance to pregnant women and lactating mothers in the camp and distributed eatables, some pocket money as well to the children.
The Governor handed over a cash assistance of Rs 20,000 to the relief committee of Langol Camp, the release said.
Anusuiya Uikey said, the unfortunate incidents which started on May 3 have left many people homeless and many valuable lives were lost. She said, such incidents also left hatred among the two communities which has to be removed and therefore, the State and Central governments are trying their best to remove hatred, fear and suspicion from the minds of the people.
The Governor continued that security forces have been deployed in almost all vulnerable areas and steps to nab the miscreants have also been taken up. Condemning all forms of violence, Governor said, violence will not bring any solution and therefore all should refrain from indulging in rumours and violence by taking law into their hands.
All communities have been living together for years and should live together in future too. She appealed to all the stakeholders to cooperate with the government in bringing peace and normalcy in the State, the Raj Bhavan said.
As per the release, the Governor further said that prefabricated temporary shelter homes are being built up in different districts and as a temporary measure IDPs will be shifted to these houses. She said, once the process for compensation to the victims is over and normalcy returns, they will again be shifted to their respective places. Education for children is very important and steps to enrol all children are being taken up.
The Governor said, she is in touch with President, Prime Minister, Home Minister and other Central leaders and trying her best to solve the crisis amicably and assured the IDPs to extend all possible assistance in the days to come too, the release said.
Later, the Governor went to THAU Ground Relief Camp where she met with IDPs, heard their grievances and assured them to extend all possible assistance to the people in the camp and instructed the District Administration to provide all requirements for the people, the Raj Bahvan said.
She distributed relief materials consisting of blanket, mosquito net, kitchen set and hygiene kit to the families from Churachandpur, Torbung Bangla and Moreh who have been taking shelter there. She also distributed cash assistance to pregnant women, lactating mothers and patients with serious ailments in the camp. She distributed eatables and pocket money to the children there.
The Governor, who is also the president of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Manipur Branch, also distributed relief materials which were received from the IRCS, New Delhi.