Manipur wins hearts with its unique distribution drive

As the northeast region manages to contain the spreading of the novel coronavirus, a video of authorities distributing relief materials in Manipur while maintaining social distancing norms is going viral and gaining praise as well. Manipur presently has zero active coronavirus cases.

Taking to social media, IAS officer Supriya Sahu shared the video and tweeted, “Look at the wonderful way relief material is being distributed in Manipur. Dignity and respect for everyone in the entire process. There is so much to learn from this beautiful State in India. All DCs/District Collectors should emulate this.”

In the video, people can be seen walking through stalls stocked with essential items and taking what they need while maintaining a safe distance between one another.

Here is the video:

After being shared online, the viral video received many reactions, including that of Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports.

He tweeted: “Don’t show useless concocted stories like snake eating. Show beautiful, cultured behavior and disciplined conduct during the lockdown in the North-Eastern State of Manipur! The thing to observe here is maintaining dignity and convenience for everyone while distributing relief materials,”

Check out the reactions below: