LAKHIMPUR: Renowned Guwahati based non-governmental organization, Women Development Center (WDC) organized an emergency flood relief distribution programme from September 10 at seven villages under Ramdhan Dikhari Gaon Panchayat under Murkokcheleng Tribal Development (MSTD) Block of Jonai in Dhemaji district. These villages were severely affected by consecutive waves in the recent floods during the year. The WDC, with the prior permission from Dhemaji District Administration reached out to the needy people and supported them with various relief items by organizing the programme in association with Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFORD and in joint collaboration with Caritas India with the leadership of WDC project director Bhagyawati Bhuyan on behalf of Director, Sister Betsy.
The relief items were distributed among 500 families selected from the most affected villages like Molanpathar, No. 2 Uluwani, Bishnupur, No. 1 Jamuckguri, Badalpur Barman, Badalpur Bodo and Barachuti Kachari under MSTD Jonai Block. Out of 500 families, 300 families received direct cash transfer along with wash kits. Wash kits were distributed among all 500 families with reusable, washable cotton mask, bathing soap, bucket with lid, sanitary napkins, ORS and Colgate tooth paste with tooth brush.
Thansha Sabastian, the Assistant Manager of Caritas India, was present during the distribution of relief items along with WDC project coordinator Chandrajit Pegu, programme coordinator Sanju Singh and social activist cum Gaon Burha Purna Basumatery, who extended their contribution towards the successful conduction of the programme.