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Mizoram boy donates to fight COVID-19

By Correspondent

AIZAWL, April 1 - Rommel Lalmuansanga, a seven-year-old boy from Kolasib town of Mizoram, has won many hearts by donating his entire savings of Rs 333 to fight COVID-19.

The boy from Kolasib�s Venglai locality opened his piggy bank and donated the amount to the local-level task force on COVID-19 to feed families which are finding it difficult to get two square meals due to the ongoing 21-day lockdown.

Rommel�s generosity has earned praise from netizens, including Chief Minister Zoramthanga, who took to Twitter, lauding the boy for his noble act.

�This tiny bundle contains Rs 333 in cash and coins; 7-year-old Rommel Lalmuansanga from Kolasib Venglai donated his entire savings to his village-level task force in this war against the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic,� the Chief Minister tweeted.

�You are a Hero,� Zoramthanga added.

The boy followed in the footsteps of an octogenarian widow of Tlabung town in west Mizoram who donated her entire savings to the local-level task force for fighting the disease a few days ago.

�Pi (Mrs) Maloki, who is a widow, is a daily wage earner. When she came to the office of the local-level task force on Monday, we thought that she came to ask for food. Instead, she took out Rs 950, which she had saved from her daily wages and donated it to the task force. It left us surprised,� said Vanlalhriatpuia Khiangte.

Meanwhile, the CM Relief Fund is flooded with donations from generous people. Official sources said donations to the tune of Rs 73,18,425 have been made to the relief fund till Wednesday.

The donors included churches, associations and individuals.

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