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COVID-19 pandemic: Dry ration distributed at Saikul

Footballer Seiminlen Doungel handing over dry rations

The dry ration was handed over by renowned football player Seiminlen Doungel of ISL team Jamshedpur FC.

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InSIDE North East in collaboration with Thangkanphai Youth Club with the support from Goonj and Community-Youth Collective distributed dry ration to the most-vulnerable communities in the area.

COVID-19 has rendered many people with lots of difficulties, and one such is hunger. The prolonged lockdown has pushed many families to the extent of going to bed hungry. There is the possibility of children becoming malnourished, said InSIDE North East director Hejang Misao.

He continued that to address such challenge InSIDE-North East and Youth Club, Thangkanphai with the support from Goonj and Commutiny – Youth Collective distributed dry ration — rice, dal, sugar, atta, maida, edible oil, chana and hygienic items such as Dettol soap and sanitary pad to the most vulnerable communities like family with COVID-19 positive and in home isolation, widows, destitute, handicap, etc, on Friday at Shom-inn Academy, Saikul.

The dry ration was handed over by renowned football player Seiminlen Doungel of ISL team Jamshedpur FC.

Len Doungel said: “Love is everything. Any place, any society or anything done on earth without love is like hell and will not survive the test. Today InSIDE-North East could take up all this philanthropic work out of sheer love and that’s what makes the people go back with a big smile”.

Ch Iseihenbi, a resident of Saikul hill town while conveying her extreme gratefulness to the organiser for the love and concern said: “I am a mother and was really worried how to deal with the shortage of food supplies for the family but today I received dry ration that is enough to sustain my family almost for a month, may God bless you all”.

InSIDE North East director Hejang Misao said that 350 vulnerable communities have been reached out through the programme in the first phase and reaching out to 3000 families is in the pipeline.

He further said that it is done purely from the humanitarian feeling within, we can’t just sit quietly when there are lots of people from the economically disadvantaged background going without food.

He said that while the medical team fights the pandemic, simultaneously there is the need to fight hunger equally.

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