IEC campaigns, people’s support needed: DC

BOMDILA, Apr 13: Expressing concern over the level of ignorance and misconceptions about Covid-19 in West Kameng district, Deputy Commissioner Karma Leki said that “awareness, aggressive IEC campaigns and cooperation of the people are the need of the hour.”
During a meeting with administrative and police officers and task force heads on Monday to chalk out strategies to fight Covid-19, the DC said “the pandemic could be won if fought on a united front.”
Complying with the government’s directives and advisories is the only way to break the coronavirus chain, he said.
Commending the administrative and police officers and the frontline workers for their efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19, he said, “It’s for you to dispel unfounded fears and misconceptions prevalent among the people.”
In order to ensure availability of rations in all the circles of the district, it was decided to lift rice and pulses for April, May and June under the PM’s Garib Ann Yojana at one go.
SP Raja Banthia pointed out the need for sensitizing the people properly and garnering their support and cooperation at this crucial time.
“A noticeable role played by the administrative officers of the district was to convince the parents, guardians and others to dissuade their wards studying outside the state from coming back even if there is partial lifting of the lockdown,” he said.
Meanwhile, recognized CBOs along and credible NGOs of the district have started raising funds, mainly within their own communities, in order to send the money thus collected to the district’s students studying outside. (DIPRO)