Governor of Manipur Dr Najma Heptulla has once again appealed to the people of Manipur and beyond to donate generously if they want to relieve the sufferings of the flood affected people in the region.
Governor Dr Heptulla made the appeal while receiving some of the donations from private sector organizations and private individuals at Raj Bhavan in Imphal on Monday.
After Dr Heptulla initiated the Governor’s relief fund for flood victims on Friday, some of the private establishments and individuals have started to donate.
On Monday, the Imphal Finance Co- operative Thrift & Credit Society staffs headed by its Managing Director Director W Guneshwar Singh and Dean of Central Agriculture University(CAU), Professor Joykumar Laishram together donated Rs 81,000 to flood relief fund at Raj Bhavan.
On the occasion, Governor stated that the donation may not much as compared to damage caused by the flood, this small gesture show that we care for the people who are suffering and that we are with them at this moment of suffering.
She said that the state administration including the Chief Minister and his Cabinet are physically involved in rehabilitating the flood victims by setting relief camps, distributing essential commodities like food and medicines.
The ongoing flood in Manipur which had experienced flood five times in 2017,has affected about 1.92 lakh population settling across 360 villages under 8 out of state’s 16 districts. It also claimed 7 lives besides damaging 24,849 houses. As a result 58,524 people as of Saturday, are taking shelter at 180 relief camps in the state, according to the state Department of relief and disaster management.
Reacting to a question on ongoing crisis at Manipur University she expressed her desire to resolve the ongoing crisis in the Manipur University over the demand of replacement of the present Vice Chancellor Prof Adya Prasad Pandey, in public interest.
It may be mentioned that Governor led all staffs of Raj Bhavan, Imphal have announced to donate one day’s salary for flood victims in the state.