Covid warriors, volunteers honoured in Moreh
Traditional shawl and mementos were provided to the Covid volunteers and warriors of Moreh Covid Task force.
Covid-19 volunteers and warriors were honoured on Friday at a ceremony organised by ‘Advisors of All Community Covid-19 Task Force Moreh’ at Tamil Sangam office in Moreh.
DC Tengnoupal N Praveen Singh; ADC K Jadhumani; ASP Moreh Sangboi Gangte; former chairman, ADC chandel Lhukhosei Zou; former member ADC Chandel Chineivah Haokip; former member ADC chandel Lamboi Gangte; president Tamil Sangam V Shekhar; president Meetei Council Moreh M Thoiba and president, Gorkha Samaj Moreh Durga Sharma Achariya shared the dais during the occasion.
Giving the keynote address, convenor of the Covid task force KBS Maniam said that All Community Moreh Covid 19 Task Force was formed to tackle the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Moreh being a border town located near Myanmar, its residents should have sufficient awareness to keep the pandemic under control.
The task force was initially formed with the help and donation from many generous people of the town including government officials and many shop owners of the town, he said.
DC Tengnoupal N Praveen Singh said that the state government keeps a strong concern on Moreh town as it is located at the international border. “With the joint efforts of all community leaders of the town, we are able to control it. Also, in the context of Vaccination, Moreh town has great achievements. So far, 61 per cent of the population of the town has been vaccinated,” he said.
He said that the achievement was made with the help and cooperation from the civil body leaders and the COVID-19 Task Force Moreh. Urging the people to be prepared in case the third wave comes, he requested the eligible people to get the 2nd dose. He further appealed to the Covid task force to continue working for the welfare of the town to fight against the Covid pandemic.
ADC K Jadhumani in his speech said that the Task Force has done a great job in fighting the pandemic. Moreh as a mini India, the people of the town always work together to fight against odds, he added. The task force has helped the district Administration in great many ways. With their help and assistance, people of the Moreh town were able to fight the pandemic, he said. It is his pleasure to see that different communities come and work together and solve any problem peacefully, he added.
ASP, Moreh Sangboi Gangte expressed that formation of the Task Force comprising different communities was a brilliant idea. He also lauded the Task Force for helping the district administration and district police to tackle the pandemic.
Former chairman ADC Chandel Lhukhosei Zou said that Moreh being a border town, a special vision is needed to keep it Covid free. With the formation of the Task Force Moreh, the people were given awareness and information on how to fight the pandemic, he said. With their activities and efforts, we are able to control the spread of COVID-19 from Myanmar as well as from the rest of the state, he added.
Traditional shawl and mementos were provided to the Covid volunteers and warriors of Moreh Covid Task force by the advisor and organiser of the ceremony.