Dimapur, May 16: Nodal officer for Dimapur District to manage Covid 19 activities, Y Khiketo Sema IAS, accompanied by Commissioner Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo IPS, ADC Dimapur, Athoke Aye and other officials visited the New Naga Cemetery at Zani today, and paid respect to the souls of those who succumbed to Covid virus.
The team arrived at the time when the 75th victim of Covid 19 from Dimapur was brought to the cemetery for burial. Pained to observe the absence of Pastors/ Reverend at the burial site, Sema volunteered to pray before the burial took place and consoled the family members of the deceased. He assured that the Government will continue to protect the loved ones.
The nodal officer thanked the Naga Council Dimapur for timely establishment of the cemetery stating that the old cemetery would not have accommodated such a huge number of burials. Towards this he thanked particularly former NCD chairman Late Ghokheto Chophy and the land donors for timely preparation of the cemetery which has eased the burden of burials at this time of Covid crisis.
Lauding the DMC Task Force and SDRF and Home guard personnel for management and burial of Covid related deaths, he said this was one of the toughest job, which deserves appreciation from all quarters. Kikheto also thanked the Western Sumi Hoho for its decision to extend monetary allowances to the DMC and SDRF personnel involved in the burial of each Covid victims. (Page News Service)