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.Advertisement

"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.
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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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