Tangkhul Shanao Long (TSL) is all set to hand over an offering collection of Rs. 1.24 lakh to Naga Women’s Union (NWU) towards extending emergency monetary support and assistance to civilians affected by the current situation in Myanmar arising out of a military junta taking control of the country since February 1 last.
“We have collected a total amount of Rs. 1,24,000 as offerings from different units of Tangkhul Shanao Long operating in Ukhrul district headquarters, which is done for extending emergency assistance to the affected civilians in our neighbouring nation,” TSL president Veronica Zingkhai told Ukhrul Times over the phone on Friday.
Stating that TSL was ready to hand over the offering collection to NWU which would then transmit the same along with similar offerings from all other units to the affected areas, Zingkhai added that towards the same cause, another collection of Rs. 69,000 has been received till Friday, putting together offerings from different other units of NWU.
It is learnt that the collection of offerings was initiated by Naga Women’s Union, the apex Naga women’s organisation in Manipur, in response to the tragic situation that called for global solidarity with the peaceful anti-coup protesters as Myanmar’s military actions have claimed many precious lives and affected thousands of civilians.
“Under this initiative, Naga Women Union entrusted all its twenty-odd federating units to collect offerings from their respective areas of jurisdiction for the purpose of extending emergency immediate support and assistance to the affected civilians there,” she said.
Meanwhile, on behalf of Tangkhul Shanao Long, Veronica Zingkhai has expressed gratitude to its units in Hunphun and Hungpung villages and associate units operating in the district headquarters and all its members and well wishers for their generous and free-will contributions and offerings towards the good cause.
“Thank you everyone for being with TSL and for showering us with your love, support and cooperation in this collective undertaking,” Zingkhai added.