Help extended to quake victims

IMPHAL, Jan 15: Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee in association with National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) extended assistance to earthquake victims who are currently staying in relief camps located at Motbung and Kangpokpi areas today. The visiting team was accompanied by the general secretary of Indian Youth Congress Northeast in-charge Indrani Mishra. The team visited various relief camps and extended assistance and support to the earthquake victims. Members of the Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee extended their help to people staying at the relief camps set up at Bishnulal Govt High School located at Charhajar of Sadar Hills. There, Indrani Mishra said that she was there to provide all forms of help and support to the people affected by the devastating earthquake. It may be mentioned that besides the loss of several lives, many were injured in the earthquake that struck the State on Jan 4. She further said that her visit was coordinated and supervised by the chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress, Rahul Gandhi. Showing her support to residents of the relief camps, she said that the Indian Youth Congress would extend possible support to the victims in the coming days too. President of Manipur Youth Congress Committee, Amir Hussein led the team which visited Chalbung where relief camps were set up to house members of 38 households whose houses were severely damaged by the devastating earthquake. The team also extended help to Bethel Colony where 150 people from 137 households damaged by the earthquake are provided temporary shelter. Some people have also took shelter at neighbour houses and also at Educational Training School. The team later visited the earthquake affected areas of Kangpokpi and provided help to the people. They also visited a relief camp at Nepali Motbung where member of 38 households are given shelter. In the same area, donations were also made to a Meitei colony. The team included secretary of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee Youth Congress P Sashikanta, President of NSUI (Manipur State) Bikram Khuman, vice-president of NSUI Victor, ex-Youth Congress leader L Memo Singh. The team also later visited the relief camp set up at Uripok Tourangbam Leikai and provided assistance. The visiting team donated rice, pulses, edible oil, potato and other relief materials to the affected victims.

-The Sangai Express