Mizo Professional Footballer Association (MPFA), Manipur based Young Paite Association (YPA) and the Myanmar based Mandalay Mizo Welfare today gave financial aids to victims of natural calamities in Mizoram.
The financial aids were handed over to CYMA during a function held at CYMA office, Tuikhuahtlang.
MPFA adviser Mamuana handed over a sum of Rs. 1,18,462 to leaders of CYMA, YPA handed over Rs. 1,53,120 and 183 rice bags, while Mandalay Mizo Association handed over Rs. 20,000 to CYMA. Led by Central YPA President T. Khailianthang, leaders of the YPA including its general secretary Lianmuanthang Valte arrived in Aizawl on Sunday to hand over the aids. MPFA leaders and members including Jeje Lalpekhlua, Robert Lalthlamuana, Zotea Ralte and Vanlalrova were also present at the function.
CYMA sources said that at least 10 YMA branches in Aizawl have also handed over financial aids to CYMA for victims of flood and landslide. Besides, Chhandamna Kohhran, National Headquarters, Tuikual South handed over Rs. 30,000, Punjab National Bank donated Rs. 10,000, and one individual who refused to publicize his name donated Rs. 10,000 in aids of the victims.
So far, CYMA has received financial aids amounting to Rs 4,08,370 for victims of natural calamities.
As many as 12 people have died and at least 877 buildings were destroyed during the landslide and flood in Mizoram. State Disaster Management and Rehabilitation department said that at least 10 people, including a three-year old boy have died in Tlabung sub-division area in Lunglei district, while one person each from Aizawl and Serchhip districts died due to massive landslide and flash floods.
Among the 877 houses damaged by flood or landslide, 220 houses were either badly or completely damaged, while 657 houses were partially damaged, official sources said.
The flood also damaged 137 hectares of cultivated lands in different parts of Mizoram state, while 62 fishing ponds in Kolasib were also damaged.
Lal Thanzara hand over Charity funds to Sairang YMA leaders
Health and Family Welfare Minister Lal Thanzara hand over a charity fund raised by Mizoram Football Association (MFA) and Football Players Association of India (FPAI) to Sairang Young Mizo Association (YMA) leaders at Sairang YMA Committee room on Wednesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Health Minister said that it is truly unfortunate that Sairang Community is affected by floods and further expressed his sorrow and sympathy towards the victims. Highlighting the importance of giving, he said the most important thing is having the heart to give.
The minister accepted that the funds raised by MFA and FPAI might be less for aiding the society. He however expressed his hope that this would be blessing for the receivers. In the meantime, he highlighted the achievements of Mizoram government towards football and initiatives taken in setting up sports infrastructure in the state.
He also stated that initiatives to construct a stadium and setting up of football academy at Sairang are underway. He concluded by encouraging the locals to make the best use of all government facilities at Sairang. The programme was conducted under the chairmanship of Sairang Branch YMA President R. Lalrindika.
Lalhuapliana, Sairang Dinthar Branch YMA President gave a detailed report on the flood situation in Sairang town, while Lalnghinglova Hmar, Honorary Secretary of MFA gave a detailed report on behalf of the joint football organizations.
The charity fund that was handed over to the Sairang YMA leaders was raised from a Football Charity Match played by selected players from MFA and FPAI at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Mualpui on 1st July 2017.
The charity fund was given to Sairang Dinthar Branch YMA and Sairang Branch YMA with an amount of Rs 50,000 each.
The flood that occurs at Sairang destroyed at least 58 houses and 100 farms.