Bongaigaon: There is a flurry of activity in the relief camps in Lower Assam's Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Dhubri and Chirang districts with the recent visits of high profile political leaders like Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Bharatiya Janata Party leader L.K. Advani. But the Church personnel are busy going about quietly doing what they know best-- bringing relief to the affected people. They are actively collaborating with the civic administration.
While three Church-led medical teams provided healing touch in Mongalia, Majadabi and Subaijhar Camps in Chirang district, one team rendered service in Dhubri district. Bongaigaon Gana Seva Society (BGSS) director Fr. David Antony met the District Commissioners (DC) of Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar and apprised him of various initiatives taken by the church-led relief teams and NGOs.
The newly appointed DC of Kokrajhar, Mr. Jayant Narlikar has requested the BGSS to conduct a survey of the 24 designated relief camps. “Four teams under the guidance of Fr. Selvaraj will complete the survey in two days,” said Fr. David while speaking at the Peace and Relief Coordination Committee (PRCC) meeting here today.
Meanwhile another team headed by Fr. Michael Elango would oversee the sanitation work in 15 camps in Bongaigaon district. Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil of Bongaigaon diocese under which the three districts fall, urged the Church personnel involved in relief work to put their heart and soul into the relief work so that the people who are affected may experience a sense of being loved and cared.
- Thomas D'Silva