Imphal, April 26
Following the report about the hardship being faced by the Manipuri guest workers and their family in Kakkanad area of Kochi in Kerala due to the lockdown for containing COVID -19 pandemic, authority of the Government of Kerala and comrades of AIYF, AISF and NFYW of Kerala had provided additional assistance to them after the All India Youth federation (AIYF) Manipur State Council communicated and urged them to provide essential edible items as relief material.
A statement of the AIYF Manipur State Council, signed by its Secy. Kh. Himalay said that after getting the report about the hardship being faced by the Manipuri Guest workers numbering around 101 at Kakkanad in Kochi, comrades of AIYF and AISF of Kerala immediately rushed and inspected about their hardship. The appreciation of the guest worker regarding payment of room rent has been solved by the concern department of the Kerala Government, Himalay said.
He added that in addition to the meal provided by the community kitchen, government of Kerala through Taluk office Kanayanoor Enarkulam have distributed rice, dal, edible oil, onion and salt etc. to not only the Manipuri guest workers but also to workers from other states staying in the area.
Himalay extended his gratitude to the government of Kerala for showing concern of the Manipuri guest workers for making sure of their salary during lockdown as well as clearance of pending salary on time. He appealed the Manipur government to act like Kerala Government when by providing all facilities to workers of company or firm in the state of Manipur.
While appreciating the government of Manipur for opening the www.tengbang .in, the AIYF said that as guest workers could not avail the facility due to lack of proper education the government should look into the matter when it comes to guest workers.
The statement further said that the comrades of AIYF in Andhra Pradesh, after communicated by the Manipur State Council AIYF had delivered edible items to stranded students in their state. It further appealed Manipuris facing hardship due to the lockdown outside the state to contact at Cell Phone No. 7005060359, 7005858148 or 9856378887 for any help.