Nagaland state BJP leaders, KPC representatives with some of newspaper hawkers in Kohima on June 11. (Morung Photo)
Kohima | June 11
In a benevolent gesture, Nagaland state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today extended free ration including some cash to the newspaper hawkers of Kohima.
Fifty newspaper hawkers in Kohima availed free rations, which included rice, potato, onion and edible oil.
Due to the state-wide total lockdown, the newspaper hawkers have been facing hardship since May.
They were compelled to remain indoors with no other source of income to meet their daily requirement.
Nagaland’s higher education & tribal affairs minister Temjen Imna Along, who is also president of Nagaland state BJP responded to their (Newspaper hawkers) hardship and provided ration including mask and some cash.
Nagaland state BJP leaders distributed the same to 50 newspapers hawkers near NST bus station in the presence of representatives from Kohima Press Club (KPC).
Senior journalist Oken Jeet Sandham, who also present at the distribution programme, thanked Nagaland state BJP for extending such help to the newspaper hawkers during the lockdown period.
It is pertinent to mention that the Nagaland state BJP has carried out many charitable activities during COVID 2nd-wave lockdown (May 2021).
It had distributed 42,310 mask, 12,620 litres of sanitizers, immunity kits- 6760, ration to 16,100 labourers and 16,780 food packets to the needy people.
Other activities included; scanned 10,251 villagers through thermal scanner and oximeters in the villages, medical provisions to 56 villages, 25,000 N95 face mask to the frontline workers.
Further, the party also distributed 350 PPE suits in the sub-centers, PHC, CHC.