Aizawl, Sept 15: As many as 40 graves at Republic cemetery jointly share by three localities in Aizawl were damaged following heavy rains that hit the state capital last night.
Disaster Management & Rehabilitation (DMR) minister C Ngunlianchunga today paid a spot visit to the cemetery and offered Rs 7000 to volunteers who had been conducting social work at the ravaged site. While paying a visit to Republic veng cemetery, Ngunlianchunga expressed sadness over the occurrence of natural calamity which led to the damage of 40 graves.
The minister said that all possible helps would be extended from the government side to rebuild the damaged graves. He, however, asked the leaders to utilize such financial aids effectively and in proper way. While attributing the occurrence of many disasters to recklessness, Ngunlianchunga said that people be cautious and should learn from the calamity that have happened. “We should be meticulously cautious while constructing our houses before disaster occurred, and we should have proper drainage system and build septic tank in proper manner”, he added.
The DM&R Minister also said that people should be aware of Poperty Insurance as houses and properties can possibly be destroyed in a night due to disaster. The government has also taken initiative in this regard to help people avail of Poperty Insurance at low cost.
Volunteers of three localities in Aizawl viz. Republic, Republic Vengthlang and Republic Venglai today took out community work at Republic cemetery to rebuild the damaged cemetery. Apart from donation of vehicles by volunteers, the three neighbourhood have donated a sum of Rs. 82800 to be used while clearing mud piled over the graves.
Besides DM&R Minister Ngunlianchunga and constituency MLA R.Vanlalvena, many officials also paid to spot visit to the damaged cemetery.