In a bid to help the disaster-hit people of Dima Hasao district of Assam, mobile phone company Vivo India Northeast has carried out a drive to provide relief materials to the affected people in Haflong and neighbouring areas.
Vivo India Northeast in collaboration with Rongseng Mobile Private Limited on Friday distributed relief materials to families residing at reliefs camp in an around Haflong. The organization distributed around 195 bags of relief materials including 15 kilograms of rice, 3 kilograms of pink lentil, 2 kilograms of potatoes, oil, salt, onion and turmeric among others.
Speaking to media persons, Lalthinjem Hrangkhol, the Manager of Vivo India Northeast said that they felt glad that they could do their bit towards the affected people of Haflong.
He said, “We are grief stricken after what happened in Haflong. Floods do hit the district, but this time it was the worst disaster we had ever seen. So we thought of providing some help to the people in Halfong and neighbouring areas.”
“Today, we distributed relief materials to around 527 affected people and around 104 families in Mahur. We contacted many village gaon burahas for giving us the data about the number of affected people. We have stated with Mahur village and will continue to the same in other villages also,” Hrangkhol further said.
It needs to be mentioned that the picturesque Haflong had been completely devastated due to the ongoing wave floods. As many as 150 families lost their homes and many people also lost their agricultural land.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) report, 5,61,149 people in 12 districts and 29 revenue circles across Assam are still affected by floods.