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1,600 migrant workers leave for Bihar from Nagaland

Documents of migrant workers being verified at the Dimapur District Sports Complex in Nagaland, prior to their departure to Bihar. – Photo: Correspondent
 DIMAPUR, May 23 - The Nagaland Government has sponsored travel of migrant workers from Dimapur to Motihari in Bihar in a Shramik Special train. The special train carrying 1,600 migrant workers left the Dimapur Railway Station this evening.

Dimapur DC Anoop Kinchi, Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo and other officials saw off the migrant workers. Altogether 339 migrant workers had arrived at the Dimapur District Sports Complex in 15 buses from Kohima and another 158 of them, came in five buses from Mokokchung. After thermal screening and verification of documents, they were issued the train tickets.

Manoj Kumar Paswan, an autorickshaw driver who has been living in Nagaland for more than 15 years, appreciated the people of Nagaland for taking care of them all these years. He thanked the State Government for bearing all the journey expenses to Bihar.

“I will definitely return to Nagaland once the lockdown is completely lifted and the situation becomes normal,” he said.

Before their departure, all the migrant workers were given food packets and a bottle of water each at the railway station.

Online platform: The first World Help Group (WHG) online platform was launched for Informatics Centre located in the Mon DC’s office on Friday.

The founder of WHG Foundation, Nimith Agarwal, said the foundation developed the online platform in response to the COVID-19 crisis to cater to the needs of the individuals and families on essential requirements such as food, rations and basic medicines.

At present, the platform is operating in India and 15 other countries. The Mon district administration has tied up with the WHG Foundation to ensure that the poor and downtrodden communities get help and assistance through this platform.

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