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Nagaland House Delhi continues with humanitarian service

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By Our Correspondent Updated: May 19, 2020 11:00 pm
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Khiezo Zuyie and driver Anil in Delhi.

Our Correspondent
Kohima, May 19 (EMN):
Nagaland House in Delhi continues to cater to the needs of the distressed people who were stranded due to the nationwide lockdown following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the nationwide lockdown, Nagaland House New Delhi has assigned two staff namely Khiezo Zuyie and Hokikhe Achumi along with drivers namely Pradeep Kumar and Anil to assist the people of Nagaland stranded in different parts of the national capital with rations and other essential commodities.

Zuyie, who was on the way to deliver essential commodities to the needy in Delhi, informed Eastern Mirror that they are reaching out to 20-30 persons on daily basis with relief materials in every nook and corner of the state including Gurgaon at the border.

Speaking about the increasing reports of positive cases of Covid-19, Zuyie said, “Now almost all the colonies are under red zone.” He also informed that they have equipped themselves with enough safety kits such as gloves, masks and hand sanitisers while going to the red zones to deliver the food items.

While admitting the risk of going to the Covid-19 hotspots, Zuyie stated that the teams are required to go and deliver the materials to the people who are hungry even if it meant entering the hotspot areas.

“By God’s grace, we don’t have any positive case till now,” Zuyie said while referring to the Nagas living in Delhi.

On receiving distress calls, the teams even go to the far-flung places like Gurgaon which is about 50-60 km from Nagaland House to deliver the goods to the Nagas whenever restriction of lockdown was relaxed occasionally. The rations included food items like rice, dal, salt, potato, tomato, oil which were arranged under the supervision of Kethosituo

Sekhose, deputy resident commissioner for Nagaland House, New Delhi.
Besides the rescue operation, the staff of Nagaland House in New Delhi are also engaged in packing food items for stranded people. The staff set off their journey daily around noon after lunch and return to Nagaland House travelling long miles and hours.

Vimezhü Akito Zhimomi, a Naga entrepreneur in Delhi who has been closely watching the activities of Nagaland House, informed that many people have acknowledged the staff of Nagaland House for their efforts in assisting the stranded so that “many Nagas don’t go to bed on empty stomach.”

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By Our Correspondent Updated: May 19, 2020 11:00:00 pm