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Many extended monetary help to Governor of Manipur

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Aug 22:

Lt Gen (Retd.) Konsam Himalay along with Premjeet Sougrakpam and Hareena Sougrakpam of North America Manipuri Association called on Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan yesterday.
The representatives of North America Manipuri Association handed over a cheque of Rs. 6 lakhs to Governor to provide relief items for those affected in the ethnic clash and a memorandum was also submitted.
Governor extended heartfelt gratitude to the team for their humanitarian initiative towards reaching out to the affected people at this critical juncture. Such noble gesture of Manipuri Diaspora shows their love and concern for the people of Manipur, Governor said. Governor, while lauding their efforts, also urged all the people of Manipur to extend maximum assistance for the displaced families. She also informed that separate Relief Bank Account was opened by Governor’s Secretariat for providing assistance to the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and appeal all to donate in the said account. The relief bank account number is 42104850437 and IFSC Code: SBIN0000092.
The Governor also said that peace and normalcy can be restored in Manipur only through concerted efforts from all sections of the society. Incidents of violence have reduced considerably, complete peace restoration will happen when all affected people will return to their respective homes, Governor asserted.
Benjamin Tao, Chairman,The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS),Senapati District Branch, Manipur along with his team also called on the Governor of Manipur at Raj Bhavan yesterday evening and apprised her of the current situation of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) staying in different relief camps of hill district. The teaminformed the Governor thatthe team visited different relief camps in Kangpokpi and Saikul areas to take stock of the ground situation and came across the problem of potable drinking water. They informed that they have handed over hygiene kits and essential items to the IDPs. They requested the Governor for providing well-equipped Ambulance for IDPs requiring medical facilities and vehicle for transportation of relief items for the IDPs.
Governor Anusuiya Uikey lauded the efforts of the Senapati, IRCS Branch in reaching out to the Internally Displaced People in hill district. She instructed the team to check the educational facilities for the IDPs children in hill district. The Governor, while acknowledging their concerns, assured that all requirements of the IRCS, Senapati branch for the IDPs will be extended through IRCS Head branch and from her office as well. Hon’ble Governor ardently appealed the team to be a peace mediator while they extend their services for the affected people. The visiting team further extended their invitation to the Governor to grace the inauguration of its office building in Senapati.

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