Kohima, May 30 (NE): NCF Pastor Wapangtoshi, who is also the Nagaland Nodal Officer for COVID-19 in Chennai, Tamilnadu on May 30, 2020 submitted a list of 140 stranded people from Nagaland in 8 districts of Tamilnadu, to S.J. Chiru, IAS, Northeast Nodal officer for the COVID-19 Government of Tamilnadu and the Commissioner of Agricultural Marketing Board Tamilnadu in Chennai.
The Pastor requested for dry food ration supply to 100 stranded citizens of Nagaland in six districts of Tamilnadu namely; Krishnagiri, Kanyakumari, Erode, Trichy, Salem and Dindigul, and also requested for shelter with food to 40 stranded citizens of Nagaland in two districts- Coimbatore and Tiruppur.
S.J.Chiru responded positively and assured continuous assistance to the stranded citizens of Nagaland. It has been reported that many people from Nagaland in the list started receiving the assistance from the Tamilnadu government in various districts, Pastor Wapang said.
He also thanked the Government of Tamil Nadu and the two Northeast Nodal Officers for COVID-19 in Tamilnadu, S.J.Chiru, IAS and Sudhan, IAS for all the support and help not only this time but from the beginning of this unprecedented situation.
The support of the Government of Tamilnadu in this extraordinary situation to the citizens from other states is a great example for many people as well as governments, the Pastor added.
He also appealed the people in Nagaland to be united more than before to fight against this deadly virus and continue to demonstrate the Naga spirit and hospitality at all times. If we lost the battle against COVID-19 we are going to lose everything, therefore we should be well-focused with much prayers and encouragement among us. As a civilised community we should fight against this pandemic with right understandings and with more humane approach, he stated.