The Hailakandi district administration felicitated the frontline workforce who are on the forefront in the ongoing fight against COVID-19.
At a programme held at Deputy Commissioner’s conference on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli and senior officials felicitated 23 frontline warriors.
Those felicitated include ASHAs, ANMs, supervisors, sanitation workers, drivers and technicians who are combating the pandemic
Jalli said the felicitation programme coinciding with Rongali Bihu was organised to acknowledge the pivotal role played by the frontline workers.
“As today we usher into a New Year, let us start afresh with a new resolve in the fight against Coronavirus,” she said.
“Everyone should take note of the fact that the first line of workers is already engaged in COVID-19 relief and doing a commendable job,” she said.
I salute the frontline warriors who are being felicitated today and those who are at ground zero fighting against the coronavirus pandemic,” she added.
Jalli urged society not to ostracise the frontline workers and to attach any stigma to them.
“The enthusiasm shown by the frontline army of workers is unmatchable and surely deserves approbation from the administration,” she added.
“The small gesture from our side will boost their morale to work further against Corona contagion,” she added.
Jalil further urged the people to cooperate with municipal and sanitation workers, who are working round the clock in collecting waste and cleaning streets in this hour of unprecedented crisis.
“The sanitation workers must be appreciated for working tirelessly to help prevent the spread of the virus,” she added.
Jalli warned that those obstructing or coming in the way of the frontline workers from discharging their duties during the challenging times would not be spared.
“These frontline workers are members of my family. Those who are threatening or preventing them from doing their duties would have to confront me first,” she warned.
“We have to rise above superstitions, myths and ostracism and open a new chapter of love, tolerance, compassion and humanism in our fight against the dreaded virus,” she added.
The Deputy Commissioner said as ‘Coronavirus sees no religion, region, caste or creed, poor or rich and transcends all the barriers’ everyone must work unitedly in the fight against the pandemic.
She exuded optimism that with the support of all, the battle against COVID-19 would be won.
“We must remain calm and not panic. With patience and dogged determination, steely resolve, we would be able to defeat coronavirus. Let us all rise in unison to make it happen,” she added.
She said the administration would firmly enforce the extended lockdown and urged the people to stay indoors and be safe as social distancing and lockdown are the only ways to contain the spread of coronavirus.