95-year-old grandma donates one month's pension to fight Coronavirus

95-year-old grandma donates one month's pension to fight Coronavirus
Aizawl, Apr 9 () She is 95, but her heart is stillbeautiful enough to donate one month's pension to the ChiefMinister's Relief Fund for the fight against COVID-19, and herwithered frame is still strong enough to sew face masks forthe front line workers.

Nghakliani, the widow of a lawmaker of Mizoram, kepton saying that she wanted to do something for those engaged inthe war against novel coronavirus pandemic though her capacityis limited, her daughter-in-law Zothangsangi said.


"Finally, she took a decision and donated Rs 14,500 ofher late husbands one-month pension to the Chief MinisterRelief Fund," Zothangsangi told .

The grey-haired woman who used to be a tailor byprofession at one point of time, went back to her sewingmachine to make face masks.

"She donated more than 30 pieces of masks to nursesand doctors of a nursing home in Aizawl," her daughter-in-lawsaid.

Chief Minister Zoramthanga saluted the grandma.


"Here is an incredible story of Pi Nghakliani (95) w/oPu Lalrinliana (L) Ex-MLA; who's not just yet done withdonating her 1-month pensioner's salary to the ChiefMinister's RF, yet still sew face masks and handing them outto whoever needs it!," Zoramthanga twitted.

Her husband Lalrinliana was elected to the stateAssembly in 1972 when Mizoram was a Union Territory. He diedin 1978.

Nghakliani who now lives with her youngest son atAizawls Dawrpui Veng locality, had donated to the BibleSociety and other religious organizations earlier, herdaughter-law said.

The elderly woman has seven children and 20 grand-children. CORNN NN

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