Aizawl (zoramobserver.com): With Christmas just round the corner, people in Mizoram are taking the charity route to show their love and care for the poor and the needy.
Since the past few days, several NGOs including the Young Mizo Association, have been organizing charity events to reach out to orphanages, jails, corrective homes, rehabs and hospitals with generous gifts so that the inmates can feel the love of God.
The government has donated Rs 3,000 each to Mamit District Jail and District Hospital as charity. Mamit district additional DC H. Lianzela handed over Rs. 3,000 to officials of Mamit district jail, while Mamit SP Narayan Thapa handed over Rs 3,000 to authority of Mamit district hospital on behalf of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla.
Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP) sub-headquarters of Mamit also donated charity fund of Rs 3,000 each to the district jail and hospital today.
The government also reached out to several homes, jail and civil hospital in central Mizoram’s Serchhip town by donating Chief Minister Discretionary Grant.
On behalf of Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, Serchhip DC and other officials donated charity to the tune of Rs 3,000 each to Shalom Special School and Serchhip district jail, Rs 2,500 each to Orphanage Home, Civil Hospital, Zoar Rescue Centre and Observation Home, and Rs 2,000 each to Hmangaihna In and Old Age Home in Serchhip.
MEDIA REACH OUT TO NEEDY
Walking in the line of Magi, the three wise men who came from the east at the time of Jesus birth and gave the child a precious presents or gifts, Mizoram Journalists’ Association (MJA), the lone journalist association in the state also donated Rs 30,000 each to Aizawl Civil Hospital and Guwahati Mizo Welfare and Rs 20,000 each to Mumbai and Vellore.
MJA president Vanlalrema Vantawl handed over the charity fund to Deputy Medical Superintendent of Aizawl Civil Hospital Dr John Zohmingthanga for Aizawl Civil Hospital Poor Fund in a brief function held at Deputy Medical Superintendent’s office today. The charity fund was collected from MJA and members and other generous individuals. MJA has been following the practice of donating charity on the eve of Christmas since 2012.
The central executive committee of Young Mizo Association (MJA) also donated Rs 1.49 lakh to several orphanages, jails, corrective homes, rehabs and hospitals numbering about 28 as charity.
Minister of State (MoS) for agriculture KS Thanga also donated charity of Rs 50,000 to State Referral Hospital at Falkawn, Rs 10,000 each to TB Hospital Falkawn, Aibawk Hospital, Sialsuk Hospital and Gan Sabra, Luangmual and 5,000 to Drop -in- Centre at Melriat near Aizawl.
The custom of giving present to others and helping the needy on the eve of Christmas has now become one of the popular practices in Mizoram which form an integral part of Christmas celebration.