KANGPOKPI: Continuing the good Samaritan act of serving returnees at their respective Institutional Quarantine Centres within Kangpokpi DHQs, Kuki Baptist Convention Centre Church Kangpokpi has taken over the catering service voluntarily from KCC for fifteen days on July 4.
Earlier, Kangpokpi Christian Church (KCC) had voluntarily embarked on catering returnees at various Institutional Quarantine Centres within Kangpokpi DHQs for one month which culminated on July 4. It was when the Kuki Baptist Convention Centre Church Kangpokpi takes over the responsibility for fifteen days.
The women department, Youth department, men department and Board of Deacon including the Church Pastor of KBC Centre Church Kangpokpi were all involved in the voluntary service.
According to the Church Secretary Seiminthang Lupheng, the voluntary service in catering the inmates of various IQCs at the centralized kitchen at our Church is done on roaster basis among the women, youth, men department and board of deacon.
He said that the cooking begin as early as 4 am in the morning while it was closed only at around 7 pm in the evening after whole day engagement in the catering service.
He also said that packaging of food and curry were done by the youth department and the food packages were despatched latest by 9 am in the morning and 4 pm in the afternoon while adding that dal and egg including chutney is the common the menu while Minister Nemcha Kipgen provided 70 Kgs. of fish yesterday for all the inmates.
He further said that at present we served more than 200 inmates at around 13 Institutional Quarantine Centres within the District Headquarters and its adjoining areas.
The Church Pastor, Rev. Letpu Kipgen while speaking on the sideline of the catering service said that as we believe in ‘Service to humankind is service to God’ the decision to volunteer in the catering service was taken by the Church and all its Departments were involved in the voluntary services.
“We want our beloved returnees to feel at home while staying at the Institutional Quarantine Centres and returned to their respective villages safe and healthy”, Rev. Letpu Kipgen said before adding it is our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve them through our voluntary service.
He also said that apart from our voluntary service, we keep all the inmates at various Institutional Quarantine Centres in our prayer for the safety and health.