Various organisations, individuals, police personnel and political parties have come out to help the poor and needy people with food and essential commodities in various parts of Bajali in Barepeta district amid lockdown.

The nationwide lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of COVID19, entered the 16th day on Wednesday.

Several individuals and organisations in Bajali area have also contributed to the Assam Arogya Nidhi (AAN) to fight COVID19 besides distributed food stuffs among the poor people who have suffered a lot due to the lockdown. 

Patacharkuchi Development Committee, Sibadham Parichalana Samiti, Munindra Narayan Goswami, an octogenarian social worker and literary pensioner donated Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively recently to ANN through Dr. Sangita Sarma, circle officer of Bajali Revenue Circle.

The Durga Puja Parichalana Samiti has also contributed Rs 20,000 towards the Assam Arogya Nidhi on Wednesday.

Apurba Chakrabarty, the block development officer (BDO) of Bajali Development Block, has also shown response to the call of Assam health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to take care of the poor by the service holders.

He distributed food packets to 10 families under his development block.

Chakrabarty distributed food items to the families of Manoranjan Roy of Badankuchi, Sanjib  Talukdar of Uluwa, Chakradhar Das of Bichankuchi; Pona Baishya, Maya Kalita, Gautam Medhi and Narayan Das of Barbhaluki; Bhanita Devi, Sabita Devi and Mridul Sarma of Barbang.

BJP state executive member Phani Pathak along with other party workers distributed food to 100 people who are financially weak and are in urgent need of food.

Pathak aims to distribute food to more than 1,000 needy people in the Bajali area.

Meanwhile, Girija Sarma, a retired teacher of Bhaluki village, also distributed food stuffs among the families of Rajen Kalita, Pradip Kalita, Dinesh Kalita, Pranita Kakati and Rina Devi in his village.

Jagadhatri Village Organisation also donated Rs 5,000 towards the Assam Arogya Nidhi.

Besides, Chakradhar Thakuria, an employee at Patacharkuchi Sub-Registrar office, Jiten Das, a teacher and Gobinda Sarma, an insurance agent also distributed essential commodities among several villagers.

The BJP, under the leadership of Nagen Choudhury, the president of Bajali District BJP, also distributed packets of essential commodities in several areas under various Panchayats in the Patacharkuchi constituency.

Santanu Kumar Das, a businessman of Pathsala town, distributed food items to 500 poor people in Pathsala.

The Bajali Sub-Division Police administration also continues to distribute food items among the needy people.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com