Imphal: A joint prayer of all religions to seek divine intervention to end Covid-19 crisis and save everybody from the pandemic would be held at the western gate of Kangla at 10 am on June 7.
This was decided during an interaction with chief minister N. Biren Singh and leaders of different religious organisations to create more awareness about Covid-19 among the masses at the chief minister’s secretariat here on Wednesday.
A mass prayer for the people of Christian faith will be held across the state on June 6. Similarly, mass prayer for Muslims and Hindus would be held on June 4 while the date for mass prayer of Sanamahi religion would be announced later, it decided.
The meeting resolved that as there is the need for a joint effort now, religious bodies and leaders should take proactive roles in spreading awareness.
Public health engineering minister L. Dikho, CAF and PD minister Th. Satyabrata, MP Maharaja Sanajaoba Leishemba, representatives from All Manipur Christian Organisation, Sanamahi Temple Board, All Manipur Catholic Union, Govindajee Temple Board, Diocesan Social Service Society, Jamait-Ul-Ulama and other religious organisations of Islam faith attended the interaction session.
Biren said the government has been putting in all possible efforts to ensure that nobody dies of Covid-19 in the state due to shortage of medicine, oxygen, equipment, manpower etc.
The government is also trying hard to effectively implement the SoPs and create as much awareness about the pandemic as possible, he added.
As such, the meeting has been called understanding the roles which religious bodies and leaders can play in sensitizing the public, the chief minister said.
They can immensely contribute in educating the masses not only on the importance of following the SoPs but also on the need for early detection of the disease through timely testing and early medication through vaccination. Such awareness can be well spread through churches, mosques and temples, he added.