LAKHIMPUR: Cheques of Rs 2,50,000 were ceremonially distributed to each of the 19 beneficiaries of Lakhimpur district under Chief Minister's COVID-19 Widow Support Scheme on Saturday.
On this occasion, a ceremonial programme was organized in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office under the management of District Development Commissioner (DDC) Manoj Kumar Baruah. While explaining the objective of the programme, the DDC highlighted the significance and salient features of the scheme.
Minister for Welfare of Tea Tribes, Labour & Employment-cum-Guardian Minister for Lakhimpur, Sanjay Kishan as the 'chief guest' on the occasion, handed over the cheques to the beneficiaries. In his speech, the Minister expressed his sympathy to the bereaved families who had lost their family members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He asserted that the State Government would extend helping hands to the woman who had lost her husband due to the infection.
Lakhimpur MLA Manab Deka said that the COVID-19 Widow Support Scheme was adopted and launched only in Assam. He added that this scheme would ensure financial security to the widows of COVID-19 victims and also help their families.
Later during the day, the Minister visited the COVID-19 vaccination camp organized by the Lakhimpur branch of 'Marwari Yuva Manch' in association with the District Health Department. Then the Minister held a meeting with the engineers under Lakhimpur and Dhemaji Divisions of PHE (Public Health & Engineering) Department in connection with the 'Jal Jeevan Mission'. During the meeting, he reviewed the progress of the scheme in both the districts.
He also instructed the officers and engineers to expedite the implementation of the scheme. He stressed on supplying pure drinking water to the people and suggested the department to create extensive awareness on the issue.
Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur Sumit Sattawan, Lakhimpur MLA Manab Deka, Superintendent of Police Bedanta Madhab Rajkhowa were among those who were present in the meeting.