By Sobhapati Samom
Delhi, April 16
The Principal Secretary PK Singh who is the present Resident Commissioner of Manipur Bhawan, New Delhi under the guidance of the state chief minister has started to distribute dry ration to the students and stranded people in national capital.
When contacted through WhatsApp, Resident Commissioner Manipur Bhawan Singh informed that they’ve covered about 200 students in Gurgaon and 100 in Delgi three days back. Even yesterday, they have distributed the dry ration to about 400 in Munirka area in Delhi, he said.
“Today we are going with 500 packets to Delhi university north campus. Items are being sourced through voluntary contributions from good people,” the senior IAS officer said.Each distributed packet contains 5 kg rice, 1 kg each of dal, potato and onion besides 1 litre cooking oil,mask and sanitizer.
The officer who was recently appointed as the State’s Nodal Officer to help and guide the stranded citizens of the state by contacting the concerned state governments, also informed that they have collected information including contact details of needy people from the State from almost 30 localities and are clubbing the groups and managing distribution. He further added that they intended to cover at least 4 to 5 thousand.
“Let’s hope more people donate. I am using my Bhawan vehicles and some willing staff and some volunteers for distribution locality wise,” he added.
Last month end state government launched a website (www.tengbang.in) to reach out to its citizens stranded outside the state after the nationwide lockdown, apart from introducing another website (www.mncovid19.in) this month to provide the latest and authenticated information on COVID-19.