Success Stories - NYK Thoubal Combating Covid-19
Updated: Aug 18, 2020
Covid Food Bank & Relief to Migrants, Poorest of the Poor
Upon the instructions of NITI AAYOG to District Administrations to appoint a District Level Nodal Officer to co-ordinate with local NGOs in the district, Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal’s District Youth Co-ordinator was appointed as the District level Nodal Officer for Thoubal district for the stated purpose.
To restrict unnecessary movement of people, a ‘Covid Food Bank’ was opened by the District Administration at DC Office Complex on 19 May 2020, with the collection point set up at NYK Thoubal Office and District Youth Co-ordinator, NYK Thoubal, appointed as the ‘Convenor of the Food Bank’ for Thoubal district for the purpose of collecting donations and food-items from interested individuals/organisations. These collected items along with stock from District Administration were distributed to the poorest of the poor of Thoubal District and stranded migrants by NYK Thoubal volunteers and NYK Thoubal DACYP Member, K. Lokendro Singh.
Wall Painting / Poster Campaign against Stigmatization
To combat stigmatization and discrimination due to Covid-19 especially against front-line workers like police, healthcare professionals, volunteers, patients and those in Quarantine Centres, NYK Thoubal undertook a series of Wall Painting and Poster Campaign at prominent locations like ATM booths, petrol pumps, police check-points, government offices, etc.
Awareness in Quarantine Centres
As desired by the District Administration, Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal Volunteers assisted District Administration in setting up a Covid Care Centre/Hospital specifically for Covid-19 patients. Upon the instructions of District Administration, NYK Thoubal volunteers along with Indian Red Cross Society,Thoubal volunteers in collaboration with District Health Society, Thoubal medical professionals carried out awareness on Quarantine Dos & Don’ts to inmates of Community Quarantine Centres across Thoubal District.
Submitted by: Michael Thangminlien Mate,
District Youth Co-ordinator,
Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal,
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports
Government of India