Guwahati: Amid the COVID-19 lockdown imposed countrywide, people from all walks of life came out to help those in need. One such example is the Bangalore Mising Society of Assam (BMSA) which is assisting people from their tribe and anyone from Northeast during the crisis.
BMSA and TMPK Bangalore have reached out to 2000 people across 38 different locations in Karnataka and provided them free ration.
Speaking with EastMojo, Ghanadhar Jimey, vice president of BMSA who works as a business analyst in Bangalore said, that a substantial number of people from the community were working as security guards, retail department, hospitality department, and since many of them were asked to stay home and laid off, they were facing a lot of problems.
Initially, BMSA raised around Rs 20,000 and transferred it to many of their bank accounts, as they didn’t have permission to go out. Eventually, things fell into place and help started pouring in.
Christopher Rego, founder of Sunbird Trust, Bangalore, called the society and pitched in to help when found out about problems faced by his community.
Jimey says, “He [Rego] came in like an angel.”
He is currently leading a group of volunteers who joined the initiative selflessly and is making sure that ration is delivered to all the needy brothers and sisters at their doorstep during the lockdown while taking care of all necessary precautions.
Naba Kaman, one the volunteers of BMSA said that they are still reaching out to people from Northeast and Mising community if they need food, groceries or any kind of help. They can contact Ghanadhar Jimey at 7338517023, or contact Bhaskar Misong at 9741905943.
Also, he appealed to all stranded people to not panic or rush in returning to their native places.