IMPHAL: MLA of Sagolband Assembly Constituency Rajkumar Imo Singh has donated a sum of Rs. 50,000 from his monthly salary as a Member of Legislative Assembly to the state government to fight back the Coronavirus pandemic which has infected lakhs of people across worldwide including India. “This is a war against humanity, which will have more long lasting impact then the two World Wars. It is our duty to work for this cause. The battle has just begun for our country and the state in particular and the next few weeks are the most important phase to control this pandemic,” the lawmaker said in a statement.
Imo further said that there will be more stringent measures and ‘we the people of Manipur have to unite together and fight as one’. We all know our healthcare isn’t the best in the country, we are a resource-less state and this pandemic will hit the state economically and we all should contribute to the state to overcome this phase, he stated.
He urged everyone including his fellow legislators from Manipur to donate half of the monthly salary for this noble cause.
He also urged to all government servants in the elite service both in the central and state cadres namely IAS, IPS, MCS, MPS and other government staffs, pensioners and any other interested person to donate whatever they can for this noble cause, which can be further utilized by the government to fight the pandemic, especially for the poor and needy ones, added the press release.
This pandemic will not see who is rich and poor, young and old, it will only continue to infect till we break that chain, which has brought by a powerful country to their knees. The state government has to ensure that all facilities are put in place to face any eventuality. At this point of time, there is a need of a total shutdown/lockdown for some time, Imo stated.
Apart from the government duties, it is also our duty to break this chain by staying inside our respective home. Let us all be responsible citizens, avoid public gatherings and keep a distance from each other, he added.