7-yr-old boy donates his piggy bank savings to fight COVID-19

Rommel Lalmuansanga, a resident of Kolasib donated an amount of ₹333 to the village-level task force

Rommel Lalmuansanga handed over a tiny plastic bag containing ₹333 in coins and currency notes to leaders of the task force. Photo: Twitter

A seven-year-old boy from Mizoram’s Kolasib town broke open his piggy bank and donated his entire savings to fight COVID-19 and feed the poor hit by the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the disease.

Rommel Lalmuansanga, a resident of Venglai area in Kolasib donated an amount of ₹333 to the village-level task force to combat COVID-19, local resident Zomuanpuia Tlau said.

Lalmuansanga handed over a tiny plastic bag containing ₹333 in coins and currency notes to leaders of the task force, he said. His gesture has been appreciated by many including Chief Minister Zoramthanga.

“This tiny bundle contains ₹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,” Zoramthanga tweeted.

The chief minister lauded Lalmuansanga as a “hero” and wished that he be blessed by God.

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