Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey on Sunday visited three relief camps in Kakching and Thoubal districts and distributed relief materials to 1,231 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) staying in the camps through the district Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) team led by Dr. Rajkumar & Dr. Ksh. Manglem Singh.
According to a press release by the Governor’s Secretariat, Raj Bhavan, relief packages consisting of blanket, mosquito net, hygiene kit and tarpaulin were distributed to each of families staying in the relief camps. Financial assistance of Rs.1000 each was also distributed by the Governor to the pregnant, lactating women & patients with serious ailments. Eatables were also given to the children in the camps.
The Relief Materials were sent by IRCS, Delhi Headquarters which is being distributed to IDP families through IRCS, Manipur under the leadership of Governor.
The Governor first visited Khomdonbi Memorial English School relief camp in Kakching district where she was welcomed by K. Ranjit Singh, MLA Sugnu A/C, Th. Lokeshwore Singh, MLA and Deputy Commissioner, Kakching, the Raj Bhavan said. The Governor enquired about the grievances faced by 291 IDPs, mostly from Sugnu, Serou, Chakpikarong, Napat and Kumbi areas sheltered there. She enquired about the facilities extended to the IDP in the camp which includes health, sanitation, education, food etc.
The IDPs raised their issues which the Governor heard patiently and assured them to extend all possible support from the district administration/government and told them that the main aim of the government is to restore peace and normalcy so that people can return to their respective places. The Governor said, all efforts are on by the Centre and the State governments to restore peace and normalcy. Security forces have been deployed and strict vigil is on to prevent any untoward incidents. With the cooperation of all stakeholders including local people and CSOs, the situation has considerably improved except for the small incidents at a few places.
The Governor further stated that she is in touch with the President, Prime Minister, Home Minister and other central leaders urging them to solve the crisis in Manipur. She appealed all especially to the youths to shun violence without taking law into their hands and co-operate the government in bringing back peace and normalcy in the State, the Raj Bhavan said.
She further said that she met with President of India, Droupadi Murmu, who is the President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in New Delhi last month and urged to extend relief materials to the violence affected people of Manipur which the President approved and sent the relief materials to Imphal. She said, as a guardian and President of IRCS, Manipur State, these materials are being distributed to the affected IDPs and their families.
She donated a sum of Rs 5000 to the camp for purchase of amusement and recreational purposes.
The Governor then went to the relief camp opened at Indoor Stadium in Kakching district headquarters where she met IDPs and enquired about the facilities provided to 270 IDPs of 68 families from Moreh, Serou and Churachandpur who have been staying there, as per the Raj Bhavan.
Talking to them, the Governor said, all efforts are on to bring back peace and normalcy in the State. She said, appeals have been made to both the communities to stop violence and come out for talks to end the conflict. Violence and bloodshed will only bring enmity despite bringing back brotherhood and peaceful co-existence. Therefore, both the communities should stop violence and co-operate with the government in the restoration of peace and harmony. Representatives of IRCS Kakching District Branch distributed the relief materials to the IDP families.
On her way back to Imphal, the Governor visited the Kodompokpi Sports Complex relief camp, at Wangjing in Thoubal district and heard about the grievances and issues of 730 IDPs of 213 families of Moreh and Serou areas. She patiently heard the tearful testimony of IDPs from Moreh and assured to extend all possible support to enable them to return to their respective places. She also enquired about the facilities like health, education etc. being provided to them and directed the district administration to provide all their requirements.
Representatives of IRCS Thoubal District Branch led by Dr. Ksh Manglem Singh distributed the relief materials to the IDP families.