Dimapur, July 12 (MExN): The Nagaland NGOs Forum (NNF) in collaboration with Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF) organised a programme titled ‘Brave Front Accolade’ to recognise, appreciate and acknowledge the front line workers on July 12 at DBIDL Hall, Bon Bosco campus, Dimapur.
The organisers acknowledged and felicitated the District administration, Police, DMC, Media, Civil societies, different Samajs and individuals.
On the occasion, Arijit Sharma's COVID-19 Tribute song was also officially launched by ADC Dimapur, Y Lovitoly Sema. The song was penned by Arijit's mom and composed by Arijit Sharma to pay tribute to the frontliners across the world, a DIPR report stated.
Nagaland PHED Minister, Jacob Zhimomi who was to be the guest of honour, expressed his deep regret for inability to attend the programme due to unavoidable emergency. In his message read out by the chairperson, the Minister thanked all the health care workers, doctors and nurses, emergency responders, pharmacists, lab technicians, allied health professionals, administrative staff, home health aide, police personnel and everyone else for their selfless contribution in treating the sick and in fighting against the invisible killer virus and in containing the spread of pandemic.
ADC Dimapur, Lovitoly Sema speaking on behalf of Dimapur district administration, thanked the entire team of NNF and VWF for acknowledging people from different walks of life and observed the initiative as a source of inspiration and motivation and also long felt need for all frontline workers, who has been working for almost 4 months fighting COVID 19 pandemic.
She also said that for almost 4 months the foremost duty of District administration in maintaining law and order has been managed peacefully with the sincere efforts of police department.
She expressed gratitude to the police and DMC for extending full cooperation to ensure safety and security of the citizens.
The ADC further acknowledged DPRO Dimapur for sensitising the people through public announcement system in public places from day one till date.
Lovitoly also thanked the Chief Medical officer (CMO) and entire team of health care personnel, officers from different departments, civil societies, NGOs, media, churches for rendering unflinching support and cooperation to the district administration and Government.
Stating that the fight is not over yet, the ADC urged the people to stay indoors and refrain from going out unless necessary.
CMO Dimapur, Dr Tiasunep Pongener expressed gratitude and appreciation to all the civil societies/ NGOs for their financial, material and prayer support. The medical team could work because of the support and coordination from District administration, police, civil societies and NGOs, Dr Tia said. “Let us continue to work together and defeat COVID 19,” the CMO appealed.
Administrator DMC, Albert Ezung observed COVID-19 as a trying time for all but also felt that it has brought out the best in many people with the generous contribution from many individuals, Government departments, civil societies, NGOs and community at large. “For the frontliners it has been a real test of ability in discharging our duties," Ezung noted.
Representing Commissioner Police Dimapur, the ACP, Tokavi Achumi observed that everybody has been contributing in the fight against the pandemic and asserted, "We will stand together and will continue to be together." He thanked the citizens of DImapur for their discipline and urged them to continue to do so for the betterment of the society.
President NNF, Dr Y Hesheto Chishi delivered the welcome note. Mentioning that eradication of COVID-19 was everybody's concern, Chishi expressed gratitude to the frontliners.