Manipuri Diaspora Individuals and Associations donated over 3 lacs toward DM/H2M Flood Relief Efforts

/ Letter to the Editor / Saturday, 29 August 2015 16:40

Several Manipuri Diaspora Individuals across the globe have donated over 1 lac INR to assist the flood relief efforts being conducted by Dynamic Manipur (DM) and Helping Hands, Manipur (H2M). Their individual contributions are in addition to one’s respective Manipuri Diaspora association they are part of. The list of individual donors are as follows: Dr. Ng. Shantikumar Meetei (Mr. World & English Professor at DE LIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Taiwan) and Chongtham Jayanta Meetei Director of EX-Theatre Asia (Taiwan) have together donated 22630 INR; Anonymous Donor of Manipuri Origin from Silicon Valley CA (USA), 30500 INR, Bhaban Nongmaithem & his friends, Senior IT Engineer, iRevo (South Korea) : 30000 INR ; Shilpa Phairembam, Program Manager , Health Information Exchange (USA) : 10000 INR; Jiten Nongmaithem, Principal Scientist, Samsung SDI (South Korea) : 6000 INR, Chongtham Bobby Khaba (Flight Supervisor ), Qatar Airways (DOHA): 5000 INR; and Bishwajit Okram & family Legal & Finance Professional (Ireland): 5000.
So far the total fund collected by DM/H2M for the relief activities and “Potable Water Supply to Flood Victims through Pond Restoration and Filtration Units – Manipur Flood 2015” project is 427798 INR, of which 314548 (73%) are donated by Manipuri Diaspora Individuals and their respective associations. Among the donor associations are Korea Manipuri Association (KMA) with support from Indians in Korea (INR 74050), Manipuri Association of Canada (INR 61364), San Francisco Bay Area Manipuri Community (INR 50000) and North American Manipur Association (INR 20000, coordinated by Flood Relief Manipur). As of August 19, 2015, DM/H2M for the flood relief activities have provided basic supplies to more than 750 flood affected families of the following villages: Wangoo, Pangaltabi, Leishangthem Khong Manung, Komnao, Wabagai Tera Pishak, Uchiwa, Tangjeng, Sekmainin.
Presently, DM/H2M are focused on the pond restoration activities, primarily concerning clean and potable water in order to restrict mass spread of water borne diseases, which are very common after floods. This is also one of the key areas of WASH activities recommended in Joint Assessment Analysis (JNA) report prepared by Sphere India in association with several NGO groups. So far, DM/H2M volunteers have treated over 17 local community ponds located at Kakching, Keirak and Thoubal Leishangthem. In the next two weeks, the team will undergo restoration of community ponds at Tentha, Wangoo and many other flood affected villages. As part of this project 100 water filtration units will also be provided at flood relief camps and to all families of a small village where 100% of the population was affected by flood.

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