NCS probationers tryst with older people
Dimapur, August 20: Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) probationers of 2014 batch visited Chedema village on August 20 for a first hand study on the conditions of aged people and manually helped them chopped and stacked firewood, cleaned homes and compounds, winnowed rice, fetched water, administered massages and listened to them.
Altogether 76 elderly people joined in the interaction. The Head GB welcomed the young officers to the village after which Dr. Hovithal Sothu, Course Coordinator for NCS and NPS Probationers, thanked the village authority and the elders for making the programme possible. He shared the reason of their visit and requested the elderly people to share their joys and problems with the young officers. Ms Abeinuo Jasmine, NCS (P), shared on behalf of the probationers, while many elderly people from the village spoke in the gathering.
The villagers also shared their concern on the growing unemployment in the village and requested the probationers to share experiences so that they could take the message to their children. In the interaction, Rumbemo Kithan, NCS (P), shared his experiences.
After the formal gathering, probationers were divided into groups of two and visited homes of widows and widowers. There the young officers helped them chopped and stacked firewood, cleaned homes and compounds, winnowed rice, fetched water, administered massages and listened to them.
Problems of old age pension, destitute pension and other related issues such as walking and hearing aids for the disabled were raised by the elderly.
Meanwhile, the older people of the village have thanked the probationers and the authority for arranging such programme.