Financial assistance sought for Dorbar Shnongs

Shillong, July 12: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) today urged the state government to provide financial assistance to the Dorbar Shnongs as incentives through the autonomous district councils (ADCs) for fighting against the on-going Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong here today, HYC general secretary Roy Kupar Synrem stated that with the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the active participation, cooperation and responsibilities of the Dorbar Shnongs has become important more than ever in this fight against Covid-19.
The state government and its departments require the full cooperation of the Dorbar Shnongs in order to perform different activities related to the disease.
He said it is a fact that had the Dorbar Shnongs not taken the responsibility and the decision to work together with the government in this fight against Covid-19 by performing different activities in their respective jurisdictions. The Dorbar Shnongs should be appreciated for their contributions and cooperation, it added.
“We are made to understand that these Dorbar Shnongs perform their responsibilities and duties without any financial assistance or recognition from the state government or the ADCs but from their own limited resources on account of contributions of the residents of the Dorbar. In spite of all the difficulties and problems, the Dorbar Shnongs are performing their responsibilities diligently,” Synrem said.
“Therefore, we urged upon your good office and the State Government as a whole, to provide special financial assistance as an incentive to the Dorbar Shnongs, through the respective ADCs, as recognition and reward for their services so that they may continue to work for the welfare of the people in the grass-root level along with the state government,” he added.