CHILDLINE, Itanagar in collaboration with the Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC) on Thursday provided food relief to the below poverty line (BPL) families having children below 14 years of age.

An initiative of the CHILDLINE, the relief programme was also supported by Child Line India Foundation, Child Welfare Committee (CWC), Itanagar and Capital Superintendent of Police Tumme Amo.

The food relief package included rice, dal, sugar, milk powder, dry peas, chickpea, flour and refined oil.

Speaking to media persons, DBYC director Rev Fr Cyriac said the aim of the campaign is to reach ration to as many poor families as possible and those who are practically going through a rough phase of life following the lockdown.

“Though there are many families in the Capital Complex who do not have any access to the basic necessities in regards to food, we are, however, trying to provide ration to at least 100 BPL families which have children below the age of 14 years in the first phase of our programme, Fr Cyriac said while adding that they would increase the count as per the availability of funds

The day also saw SP Amo distribute face masks to the families and educate them on the need for social distancing.

Amo also appreciated the efforts of the CHILDLINE, DBYC and CWC for their humanitarian work.

CWC chairperson Likha Asha also spoke.

Meanwhile, after witnessing the large gathering in today’s programme, the organizations have decided to go for door to door delivery of the ration in its next phase.

Accordingly, the CHILDLINE staff has been asked to collect the details of the eligible families.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com