Guv visits Kangpokpi relief camps

Imphal: Manipur governor Anusuiya Uikey on Friday visited three relief camps in Kangpokpi district and distributed relief materials to 1,521 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) of 389 families staying in the camps.

Relief packages comprising of blanket, mosquito net, hygiene kit, kitchen set, tarpaulin and sanitary pads was distributed to each of families staying in the relief camps. Financial assistance of Rs 1000 each to the pregnant and lactating women, patients and elderly people was also distributed by the governor. Eatables were also given to the children in the camps.

The governor first visited the relief camp at DIET Centre, Leikop Champhai in the district where she was welcomed by Textiles, Commerce and Industry minister Nemcha Kipgen and deputy commissioner Mahesh Chaudhari. She heard the grievances of 528 IDPs of 148 families staying there. She assured them to extend all possible help stating that the Centre and state governments are trying to end the ongoing unrest by solving the issue between the two communities amicably.

The governor said, violence will not bring any solution and therefore all have to shun violence and should co-operate the government in bringing peace and normalcy. She continued that security forces have been deployed and all should help the forces without taking law into their hands. Only then peace and normalcy will restore and once peace has restored people can return to their respective places as usual.

Temporary houses are being built and IDPs will be shifted to the houses for time being and the situation improves, they will be shifted to their permanent places. Adequate compensation will be given for those who have lost their homes and belongings, the governor said. She appealed all to stop violence and come forward for peace. She distributed relief materials to the IDP families there.

The governor went to Zalen Community Hall relief camp and interacted with IDPs there. She heard the grievances of 221 IDPs of 73 families and assured to extend help to them. She asked the district administration to provide all requirements including medical facilities there.

She distributed relief materials to the IDP families. Stating that the unrest has affected both the communities, the governor appealed all to co-operate the government in bringing peace and normalcy in the state.

Later, she went to the relief camp opened at ITI, Kangpokpi and enquired about the facilities provided to 772 IDPs of 168 families there.

Talking to them, the governor said, all efforts are on to bring back peace and normalcy in the state. She said, President, Prime Minister and Home minister have been apprised about the situation and urged them to take appropriate steps to end the conflict. She further said, she is in touch with the central leaders urging them to talk to the two communities to end the crisis.

She asked the administration to take steps to enrol children to nearby schools and to provide their requirements. She distributed relief materials and donated a sum of Rs 20,000 to the camp.

The governor went to DC oOffice where she chaired a meeting with the district administration, Indian Red Cross Society Senapati District Branch, violence affected families and CSOs.

She met with three IDP families and gave a financial assistance of Rs 5,000 each to the families. She also met with the Indian Football Team Captain, Namgouhou, who was staying in a relief camp. He participated in SAFF U-16 Football Championship held recently. The governor thanked him and extended a sum of Rs 10,000 to him.

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