Dimapur, July 12: Nagaland NGOs Forum ( NNF) in collaboration with Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF) organized a programme “Brave Front Accolade” to recognize, appreciate and acknowledge the front line workers, on Sunday at Don Bosco campus, Dimapur.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Lovitoly Sema NCS, who graced the occasion as special guest said since the time the COVID pandemic started, the district administration has been able to deliver its best with the joint efforts of the frontline workers and the community.
She expressed gratitude to all those who have been involved in the fight against the pandemic and have extended their cooperation to carry out the work in every aspect.
The ADC said the Dimapur district administration has been trying to give the best, adding with the assistance of police, they have been able to maintain a peaceful atmosphere and till date there have been no law and order problem in Dimapur.
She also said that the administration has also been trying to make the supply chain of commodities available to the people as Dimapur is the feeder district of the entire state.
During the lockdown period the supply chain have been continuous and for which the administration thanked the police and administrator team for extending full support and cooperation, she said.
She also mentioned that the district administration has been able to sensitize the people with the help of NGOs and CSOs.
Lovitoly also thanked the CMO and entire team of health care personnel, officers from different departments, Civil societies, NGOs, Media, Churches for rendering unflinching support and cooperation to the District administration and Government and enabling them to discharge their duties smoothly.
“Fight is not yet over, and it will go on because the virus is still with us so together we will fight the virus,” she maintained.
Urging upon the people to stay indoors and not to go out unnecessarily, Lovitoly reminded them to follow the 3 principles–social distancing, wearing masks, hand hygiene–if at all one has to go out. This is the best way we can honour and respect each other, she maintained.
ACP, Tokavi Achumi called upon all to stand together and continue to extend their support to deliver the best fight against the pandemic. He also extended his gratitude toward the citizen of Dimapur for being obedient and discipline during such time. He also thanked the NGOs, CSOs and volunteers for giving out their helping hand in controlling.
Meanwhile, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dimapur Dr Tiasunep Pongener highlighted about the contribution made by the medical department stating that over the past four months the CMO team has worked round the clock, be it at the quarantine centres, various stations, airport and inter-state border till date.
Pongener maintained that at present there are about 450 plus doctors including lab technicians, nurses, ambulance drivers and Grade III and Grade-IV.
He encouraged all to continue the team work as one day or the other, community spread would take place for sure.
Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) administrator, Albert Ezung while delivering his speech asserted that the pandemic might have been a difficult and prime time for all, but at the same time it has also brought out the best in many of us.
Mentioning about the contribution of Municipal Council in fighting against the pandemic, Ezung mentioned that the Council have been silently contributing through their service.
He also thanked the district administration for contributing towards the council in course of rendering service, even in times when the council went through difficult phase in terms of resources.
President NNF, Dr.Y.Hesheto Chishi in his welcome note thanked one and all for recognising their invitation. Mentioning that eradication of COVID 19 was everybody’s concern, Chishi express gratitude to the frontliners for toiling together in the fight against the pandemic, irrespective of age, caste and greed. NNF was formed in the year 2017, became fully operational in 2018 and its members are drawn from conglomerates of different professionals, the NNF President informed.
The organisers acknowledged and felicitated the District administration, Police, DMC, Media, Civil societies, different Samajs and individuals.
During the programme all the brave fronts including medical, police, administration, CSOs, Samajs and various NGOs were felicitated.
Nagaland PHED Minister, Jacob Zhimomi who was to be the guest of honour, has in a written note expressed his deep regret for inability to attend the programme due to unavoidable emergency. His brief speech read out by the chairperson said, ” I thank all the health care workers, doctors and nurses, emergency responders, pharmacists, lab technicians, allied health professionals, administrative staff, home health aide, police personnel and everyone else for your selfless contribution in treating the sick and in fighting against the invisible killer virus and in containing the spread of pandemic virus.
On the occasion, Arijit Sharma’s COVID 19 Tribute song was also officially launched by ADC Dimapur, Y. Lovitoly Sema. The song was penned by Arijit’s mom and composed by Arijit Sharma to pay tribute to the frontliners across the world. Arijit Sharma’s enthralled the gathering with his composed rendition.
(Page News Service)