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This picture of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima rushing an injured chick to the hospital had gone viral on social media
This picture of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima rushing an injured chick to the hospital had gone viral on social media|EastMojo image
MIZORAM

PETA to award six-year-old Mizo kid for compassionate act

Sairang boy Derek C Lalchhanhima was widely praised for his innocent deed of rushing an injured chicken to the nearest hospital with all the money he had

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Aizawl: The six-year-Mizoram kid, who made headlines across the globe for his humane act of trying to save a dead chicken, is now all set to receive a recognition from the animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Derek C Lalchhanhima, the compassionate Mizo kid who had gained praises for his innocent act, will be honoured by PETA with the ‘Compassionate Kid Award’.

Earlier this month, Lalchhanhima had accidentally run over his neighbour's chick with his cycle at Sairang. On realising his mistake, the little gentleman rushed the hurt chick to the nearest hospital with all the money he had.

The little boy is an epitome of goodness and shows to us that all is not lost. He does something which we adults often forget to do these days. We don’t even bother to stop to catch a glimpse of a human bleeding on road, forget about animals.

The story, posted on Facebook by a user ‘Sanga Says’ on Tuesday, had gone viral and has been shared over 94,000 times and counting.

Later, Lalchhanhima was praised by his school, St Pio, and was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his act.

Mizoram kid Derek C Lalchhanhima was praised by his school, St Pio, and was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his act
Mizoram kid Derek C Lalchhanhima was praised by his school, St Pio, and was awarded a certificate of appreciation for his act
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A portrait of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima painted by Kerala artist Sunil Pookode
A portrait of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima painted by Kerala artist Sunil Pookode
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The woman, who apparently clicked the picture of six-year-old Derek C Lalchhanhima with the injured chick, works as a nurse at the Sairang primary health centre
The woman, who apparently clicked the picture of six-year-old Derek C Lalchhanhima with the injured chick, works as a nurse at the Sairang primary health centre
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