LAKHIMPUR: The ongoing lockdown, extended for 19 more days in second phase in order to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic, has hit the low-income families in Lakhimpur district with regard to their fundamental needs. In such critical hours, several organizations, institutions and benevolent persons of the district have come forward to extending a helping hand to the adversely-affected families.
Ghunasuti Development Committee and the Ghunasuti regional bodies of Mising community organizations - Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK) and Mising Mimag Kebang jointly distributed food items among 400 economically weak families living in larger Ghunasuti area on Friday. The three organizations distributed the relief by investing their joint funds. The members of the organizations went from door-to-door and distributed rice, dal, mustard oil, sugar, salt, potato and soap. The relief drive was led by Gunasuti Development Committee president Manoranjan Taid, vice-president Paramananda Taid, Ghunasuti TMPK president Umakanta Panging, secretary Bhaitee Mili, MMK president Biren Mili, secretary Nabin Taid and Mising Xahitya Xabha central committee member Paramananda Mili.
On the other hand, responding to the appeal of State Health and Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, several teachers distributed food items in various villages under Dhakuakhana subdivision on the same day. Headmaster of Patrisuk High School Khagen Sing, assistant teachers Surya Doley, Sailya Prabha Pagag, Bijay Laksmi Doley and Basudev Than Sankardev ME School assistant teacher Harendra Nath Doley distributed 3 kg rice along with dal, potato, soap and salt to each of the 30 families living at Marnoi Chapori, Namoni Patrisuk and Maj Patrsuk villages. Teacher of Dhakuakhana Girls’ HS School, Ramen Kumar Phukan and teacher of Dhakuakhana HS School, Majun Devi also distributed food items among 20 families of Ghahigaon, Milan Nagar and Amolapatti.