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Churachandpur DC, Addl DC spends night at relief camp with IDPs

First Published: 8th November, 2023 16:35 IST

The DC and the Addl DC had dinner together with the inmates of the relief camp and the duo stayed overnight at the camp. The top district officials returned home

In a unique gesture and to empathize and show compassion to the internally displaced persons who are sheltered at relief camps in Churachandpur district of Manipur, Deputy Commissioner of Churachandpur Dharun Kumar accompanied by Additional DC Thangboi Gangte spent a night with the IDPs on Tuesday at a relief camp at Old Gelmol village, located in the outskirts of the town.

The DC and the Addl DC had dinner together with the inmates of the relief camp and the duo stayed overnight at the camp. The top district officials returned home this morning.

Dharun Kumar also handed over warm clothing including blankets and other items to the inmates.
Awestruck by the gesture, inmates of the camp, volunteers who look after the camp and the village authority expressed their deep appreciation and gratitude to the DC and the Addl DC for their compassionate gesture.

“We wanted to express deep understanding of the challenges, difficulties and hardships of displacement and convey our heartfelt empathy and compassion for the relief camp inmates emphasising our commitment to ensure that all relief camp inmates receive essential services and improve the living conditions. I wanted to encourage open communication and feedback from the relief camp inmates listening to their concerns and suggestions to make improvements” DC Dharun Kumar said.

“We are not just providing immediate relief but also supporting the recovery and rehabilitation of the affected families. I want to express gratitude for the resilience and strength demonstrated by the relief camp inmates in the challenging times stressing on the importance of collective efforts with all stakeholders,” he added.

He also assured all the inmates that the situation was being monitored and would provide support and work towards full recovery until they could return to their homes.

It may be mentioned that, in his endeavour to get close to the IDPs and build trust, Dharun Kumar routinely had dinners with children and other inmates either at the relief camps or his residence, apart from distributing various learning and recreational items to the displaced children.

The Deputy Commissioner has visited almost all camps located outside the district headquarters and interacted with them enquiring about their needs and wants personally. Besides, he is in constant touch with philanthropic organisations running relief camps at different places within the district.

Also, under the active supervision of DC Dharun Kumar, the district administration, in collaboration with NGOs, imparted skill training to IDPs at different relief camps with the objective to skill them and enable them make a living on their own.



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