By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Sep 18 : Governor Anusuiya Uikey visited three relief camps in Kakching and Thoubal districts today and distributed relief materials to 1,231 Internally Displaced People (IDP) staying in the camps through an Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) team led by Dr Rajkumar and Dr Ksh Manglem Singh.
Relief packages consisting of blanket, mosquito net, hygiene kit and tarpaulin were distributed to each family staying in the relief camps.
Each pregnant, lactating woman and patients with serious ailments was given Rs 1000 by the Governor. Eatables were also given to the children in the camps.
Relief materials sent by IRCS, Delhi Headquarters are being distributed to IDP through IRCS, Manipur under the leadership of Governor.
The Governor first visited Khomdonbi Memorial English School relief camp in Kakching district where she was welcomed by K Ranjit Singh, MLA Sugnu A/C, Th Lokeshwor Singh, MLA and Deputy Commissioner, Kakching.
The Governor enquired about the grievances faced by 291 IDP mostly from Sugnu, Serou, Chakpikarong, Napat and Kumbi areas sheltered there. She enquired about the facilities extended to the IDP in the camp which include health, sanitation, education, food etc.
The IDP raised their issues which the Governor heard patiently and assured them that all possible support would be extended from the district administration/Government.
She told them that the main aim of the Government is to restore peace and normalcy so that people can return to their respective places.
The Governor said, all efforts are being made by the Centre and the State Government to restore peace and normalcy. Security forces have been deployed and strict vigil has been mounted to prevent any untoward incident.
With the cooperation of all stakeholders including local people and CSOs, the situation has considerably improved except for some small incidents at a few places.
The Governor further stated that she is in touch with the President, the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and other Central leaders and urging them to solve the crisis in Manipur.
She appealed to all, specially the youth to shun violence and not to take law into their hands but cooperate with the Government in bringing back peace and normalcy in the State. The Governor said that she met President of India Droupadi Murmu, who is also the president of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in New Delhi last month and urged her (President) to extend relief materials to the violence affected people of Manipur which the President approved and sent relief materials to Imphal.
She said, as a guardian and president of IRCS, Manipur State, these materials are being distributed to the affected IDP and their families.
The Governor also donated a sum of Rs. 5000 to the camp for purchase of amusement and recreational purposes.
Anusuiya Uikey then went to the relief camp opened at Indoor Stadium in Kakching district headquarters where she met IDP and enquired about the facilities provided to 270 IDP of 68 families from Moreh, Serou and Churachandpur who have been staying there.
Talking to them, the Governor said, all efforts are on to bring back peace and normalcy in the State. She said, appeals have been made to both the communities to stop violence and come out for talks to end the conflict.
On her way back to Imphal, the Governor visited the Kodompokpi Sports Complex relief camp, at Wangjing in Thoubal district and listened to the grievances and issues of 730 IDP of 213 families of Moreh and Serou areas.
She patiently heard the tearful testimony of IDP from Moreh and assured to extend all possible support to enable them to return to their respective places.
She also enquired about the facilities like health, education etc being provided to them and directed the district administration to provide all their requirements.
Representatives of IRCS Thoubal District branch led by Dr Ksh Manglem Singh distributed the relief materials to the IDP families.