Dimapur honours deceased frontline workers
Dimapur, Sep. 18 (EMN): A short programme in honour of the frontline workers from Dimapur district, who succumbed to Covid-19 in the line of duty, was held in the conference hall of the deputy commissioner’s office on September 18.
Handing over an ex-gratia of INR 10 lakh each to the nearest kith and kin of the five frontline workers during the programme, the deputy commissioner and chairman of Dimapur district disaster management authority, Rajesh Soundararajan, stated that everyone was clueless and unprepared to deal with the many uncertainties when Covid-19 pandemic surfaced. He added that during such times, the healthcare and frontline workers stood up risking their own lives for the safety and security of the people.
Admitting that no amount could compensate for the sacrifices they had made, he stated that such sacrifices by the frontline workers could only be made possible because of the strong support from their families. He added that the ex-gratia given by the government was a token of remembrance and mark of respect for their selfless sacrifices.
The programme was chaired by Rendemo Shitio, nodal officer of disaster management, Dimapur, and the vote of thanks was proposed by Bubu Patric Golmei, district project associate of DDMA, Dimapur.
Several administrative officers of Dimapur district, close relatives and concerned department officers attended the programme.
The frontline workers who died due to Covid-19 in the line of duty were Kethono Seyie, LDA from DC’s office, Dimapur; Amaongtemjen, DB-III from SDO (C), Kuhuboto; Jabilong Zeliang, haviladar from 1st NAP Bn, Chümoukedima; Bangong Yanlem, ASI from State Forensic Laboratory, Dimapur; and Seidou Kuki, THC from DEF, Dimapur.