Mokokchung welcomes returnees with gift hampers and prayers

Mokokchung welcomes returnees with gift hampers and prayers
Mokokchung welcomes returnees with gift hampers and prayers

The gift hamper prepared by Research & Communication Committee under Mokokchung District Task Force COVID-19 for stranded students and persons from Mokokchung. (Morung Photo) 
 

Morung Express News
Mokokchung | May 18 


In a very thoughtful initiative, the Research & Communication Committee under Mokokchung District Task Force COVID-19 prepared a gift hamper for stranded students and persons from Mokokchung currently stranded outside the state as well as interstate returnees into the state. 

 

Gift Hampers
In their way to show love and express happiness, the committee prepared a gift hamper. The gift hamper consists of items which have been gifted by people who have been praying for the safe arrival of the returnees.


“The Bible has been gifted to you by Gideon International Mokokchung Camp in the hope that you will find comfort and nourishment in the daily reading of God’s holy words. The washable facemask has been stitched with love by our own mothers and volunteers from the Mokokchung Mask Campaign. I hope it will remind you of the love and comfort that can only be found in the prayer of a mother. The face shield has been made and gifted through the local face-shield project of the District task Force. I hope you will wear it along with the mask when you have to come into personal contact with anyone. They have been tested and approved by the medical doctors. The Bible verses and posters have been prayerfully made by the CCF Sunday School children, MTBA under the banner ‘Mokokchung Rainbows’. We hope you would paste the Bible verse/poster in your room and find comfort and encouragement from the warm gestures of the little ones,” read the detailed content on the gift hampers to the returnees.

 

Call center helpline 
The Committee has also implemented a host of measures in Mokokchung relating to the well being of stranded students and persons from Mokokchung currently stranded outside the state as well as interstate returnees into the state.  They have initiated a call center helpline numbers with volunteers from the MTBA Youth Department with a mission to help stranded persons from Mokokchung currently outside the state. The Helpline numbers are being manned by youths with professional experiences. 

 

Website 
The Committee has also launch a website (https://sites.google.com/view/sweethomemkg) where stranded students from Mokokchung who wishes to return home have been requested to log in and fill up the details. This has been initiated so that the District Task Force can monitor every person who registers in the site safely into the district through various stages of the journey back home. The dashboard of the website is being manned at the District Control Room and helpline numbers have been provided in the website. 

 

Counseling 
The Committee has arranged a team of Clinical Psychologist/psychiatrist and trained Spiritual counselors to help any person needing counseling at the Quarantine centres in Mokokchung. They have also started a COVID-19 Radio series in collaboration with the All India Radio Mokokchung where various sensitization programs are being broadcasted including interviews from eminent personalities. Such programs are also uploaded in the AIR Youtube channel. 


It has also drawn an action plan and roadmap for livelihood sustainable during pandemics in Mokokchung District involving all the Agri & Allied Sectors. A meeting has been held with all the departments and documentation of the action plan of various departments is in process.     


The Research & Communication Committee is headed by Sentilong Ozukum, EAC (Development) as Convenor; Dr Sentitula IFS, DFO and Member Secretary; and the member including Dr L Imsutoshi Jamir, Professor, CTC Aolichen: Tia Mollier, Assistant Professor, FAC; Dr Kilangwabang, MO, IMDH and Dr Tiasunep Amri, Assistant Professor, NU, Lumami.