Many Konyaks in Bengaluru in dilemma as they lose jobs, seek Mon DC’s help
Dimapur, June 4 (EMN): Many Konyaks staying in Bengaluru are said to be in dilemma as they are finding difficult to survive in the metropolitan city with many losing their jobs.
An update from one Hopeson Konyak informed that more than 500 persons from Konyak community in Bengaluru, most of them working in restaurants and retails, and some in IT sectors, have been stranded in Bengaluru because of the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Naga Task Force in Bengaluru came to their rescue by distributing basic items but they couldn’t reach out to all, stated the press release. It added that they tried to get some help from DC Mon through Konyak Union (KU) in order to reach out to Konyaks in distress, “but still we’re hoping to get response (sic)”.
However, DC Mon Thavaseelan K told Eastern Mirror when contacted that he was not aware of it.
“If they want financial assistance from district administration, it is not possible as the government has not given any such resources to districts to help those stranded outside,” Thavaseelan said, adding that the state government had already set up financial assistance to the stranded citizens of Nagaland through the iamstranded website.
He went on to say that if any other assistance is needed apart from financial, the district administration will try to provide help.
Meanwhile, the press release went on to extend gratitude to senior members of Konyaks in the city for providing much-needed help to the stranded people by contributing money and distributing groceries. It extended appreciation to NEWAK president Akho Resu for making essential commodities like rice, dal, oil, sugar, salt, soap, etc. available to those in need through Sunbird Trust.
The update informed that as many as 250 stranded eastern Nagas benefitted help initiated by Mukwang Konyak, Pastor in-charge Eastern Nagaland Fellowship, Bengaluru. It also appreciated BJP Nagaland unit spokesperson Ngampa Konyak for providing groceries to stranded people.