After quarantine time, Kangpokpi town leader leads churches in praying for inmates

Following strict protocol, KTC chairman Lunseh Kipgen and leaders of various churches in the district HQ spent the Sunday with inmates of various institutional quarantine centres in Kangpokpi district headquarters.

After completion of 14-day quarantine surveillance, Kangpokpi Town Committee chairman along with church leaders visited quarantine centres in the district HQ and prayed for the hundreds of inmates.

Following strict protocol, KTC chairman Lunseh Kipgen and leaders of various churches in the district spent the Sunday with inmates of various institutional quarantine centres in Kangpokpi district headquarters.

The decision to visit and motivate the inmates of various quarantine centres was taken by the KTC chairman after resuming his chair following the culmination of his surveillance period in a community quarantine centre with his family a few days ago.

The KTC chairman had declined the offer for home quarantine from his member considering that law is for all irrespective of position and status and he along with his family underwent 14-day’s surveillance in a community quarantine centre after returning from Arunachal Pradesh in May.

Kipgen called a joint meeting with town churches fellowship where it was decided to visit the inmates so as to motivate them to complete their surveillance period pleasingly with laudable behaviours during their stay in the quarantine centre.

The team including officer-in-charge of Kangpokpi police station, inspector Khogen had visited Diamond English High School, MBC Hr Sec School, Kangpokpi Govt High School, Tribal Girl’s Hostel, BJP Office, JNV Kangpokpi, Kanggui Christian College, Salem Academy, Yaikongpao UJB School and Tumnoupokpi Quarantine Centres. These include institutional quarantine centres and community quarantine centres within Kangpokpi district headquarters.

In all the quarantine centres, KTC Chairman Lunseh Kipgen motivated the inmates to stay strong and endure any inconveniences while strictly following the laid down protocol.

“We have come across inmates in various quarantine centres within the state itself and outside complaining of food and improper accommodation which in some cases are genuine but one thing which is more important is your safety and peace of mind and try to be content with whatever is available if it is at least adjustable,” he told the inmates.

He exhorted the inmates to be self-disciplined and avoid being carried away with the hearsay looming large in the environment keeping in mind the government is also doing their best for the safety of all returnees with the community participation spearheaded by the local civil bodies, including the church fellowship.

The KTCF leaders led by its chairman, reverend K Hangshing encourage the inmates spiritually in the local and Manipuri dialect while and Evangelist Paoboi who also joined the visiting team motivated the inmates in Nepali language while they also offered prayer for them in all the quarantine centres.
At Salem Academy, the community quarantine centres the KTC and KTCF also greeted the Manipur’s first quarantine baby, Emmanuel Quarantino with monetary gifts as a blessing and prayed for him and his parents, including other inmates.

From IFP Correspondent |KANGPOKPI

First Published:June 8, 2020, 1:59 p.m.

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