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Amid Covid-19 risk, Naga Task Force helps around 950 stranded individuals in Bengaluru

(Stranded individuals receiving relief packages in Bengaluru, Karnataka)

Kohima, April 22 (NE): Amid the risk of more than 100+ positive Covid 19 cases in Bengaluru, Naga Task Force Bengaluru (NTFB) helps stranded individuals in Bengaluru, Karnataka with food and groceries.

The Naga Task Force Bengaluru was formed on April 01, 2020 under the aegis of Naga Students’ Union Bengaluru and Eastern Naga Students’ Union Bengaluru consisting of 6 members to help our Nagas with food and groceries (Rice, Dal, Oil) delivered at their doorsteps.

So far we have reached 763 individuals, as per our record as of April 20, 2020. Some groups of students and stranded workers counts were not included in the list which will round up to around 950-1000 members, said a press release from Mughato Kiba, Convener, NTBF.

Amidst the risk of more than 100+ positive Covid 19 cases in Bengaluru, Naga Task Force Bengaluru committee members are working in frontline to make sure our people are not hungry. Our delivery services are confined within Bengaluru due to curfew but we are making sure to help all Nagas across Karnataka by transferring a nominal amount of money into their accounts to buy groceries for those far away from Bengaluru.

The Naga Task Force Bengaluru further thanks State Government under the initiative of Chief Minister Mr.Neiphiu Rio for helping financially to cater the needs of the stranded people due to lockdown. Our request was processed immediately and an Amount of INR 2 lakhs was sanctioned, it added.

But now a sigh of relief from our Government through a special packages for stranded Nagas and we are hopeful this will be availed by only genuinely affected one. We also thank our Nodal officer Sir Shanavas, IAS and his team for working day and night building a bridge between stranded Nagas, Government and The Students’ Union across all states of India, said the press release.

NTFB committee members are trying our best but for sure we have failed to answer and respond many again, due to limited volunteers and also considering our personal work, it added.

Further, NTBF thanks team members for sacrificing precious time and lives putting a smile and hopes of humanity among stranded affected members. Also expresses gratitude to all Individuals, organization, NGOs for donating and contributing to our cause, said the press release.