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Mizo boy donates ₹333 in savings for fund against COVID-19

A seven-year-old boy in Mizoram has donated his entire savings of ₹333 to a State fund to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The boy, Rommel Lalmuangsana, handed over a polythene bag containing the amount — mostly coins and a few currency notes — over to the village task force at Kolasib Venglai in Kolasib district on Tuesday.

The boy’s gesture drew the attention of Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga who tweeted: “May the good Lord bless you abundantly. You are a hero.”

The boy’s parents were quoted as saying that he insisted on giving the money for the fight against the pandemic after watching appeals on television and through social media.

Around the same time in 2019, six-year-old Derek C. Lalchhanhima of Sairang in the State’s Aizawl district visited a hospital with a dead chicken and ₹10 in hand. The hospital staff had posted videos of the boy seeking treatment for the fowl after accidentally running over it with his bicycle.

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