The unified body of Tangkhul citizens in America, The Tangkhul Long USA, reached out to the families of 55 Covid-19 victims of Ukhrul and Kamjong District in a programme which was held at Ukhrul district Hospital today at 12pm.
The Convenor of Tangkhul forum for Covid-19 (TCFC), Tuisem Kamkara, handed over the money to the 55 families of the victims on behalf of Tangkhul Long USA.
President of Tangkhul Long USA, Lummi kaping, expressed his concern and sympathy over the worsening situation of Covid-19 in ukhrul and shared his appreciation to the front line workers and to all those who came together as a community and made charitable donations and raised funds to fight the pandemic, back home.
Tangkhul community residing in different parts of America have also contributed in different capacity under the initiative of Tangkhul Long USA to remind the people back home that we are all fighting the pandemic together. The Longnao have decided to extend financial assistance and have raised fund amounting to 6,30,344 lakh rupees for distribution to Covid-19 affected families of Ukhrul and kamjong districts.
“Covid-19 has brought untold miseries to thousands of families and many families have even lost their loved ones. During this hard times we want to remind the people to stay hopeful, we also want you to know that we are constantly praying for the people back home and especially for the affected families, we hope this little contribution remind you that you are always in our hearts and prayers in your times of sadness and pain,” said Lummi Kaping.
Elders from Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe living in Pine ridge of South Dakota also contributed with prayer and money.
Tuisem Kamkara, Convenor also expressed his gratitude on the behalf of TCFC to Tangkhul Long USA for their prayers and financial assistance and for the love and concern shown during this difficult time.
The 55 affected families from Ukhrul and Kamjong districts received Rs. 5000 each. The Tangkhul Long USA also gave 80,000 rupees to All Tangkhul Medicos Association (ATMA), and Another 80,000 rupees to COVID Care Centre Ukhrul and Rupees 25,000 to COVID Care Centre Kamjong. The organization has also utilized Rs. 1,70,344 for education grant and livelihood which was implemented by MNM foundation.
“We are dedicating the Bible Verse Psalm 27:1 ‘The Lord is my strength and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life-whom shall I be afraid’. May we continue to take care of each other during this time of pandemic such as keeping safe distance and wearing mask,” added Lummi Kaping.