Mizoram church leaders to reach flood-hit Silchar on June 29; Giving financial aid to Cachar DC: moderator of the synod
- Ezrela Dalidia Fanai, NET Correspondent, Mizoram
Leaders of the Mizoram Synod church officers have expressed concern for the flood-ravaged town of Silchar in Assam and residents stranded amid the deluge.
Addressing a press conference before departing for Silchar today, the moderator of the synod – Reverend Dr. Vanlalnghaka noted that “the recent devastating floods in Silchar and its environs have left immense grief among the people of Mizo , regarding termination of life and destruction of property.”
“As a sign of our deep concern for the victims of the floods, the Presbyterian Church of Mizoram (Synod) has decided to donate 8 lakhs, as a CM relief fund to help the victims. This gesture was made to flood victims, in an effort to emulate the teachings provided by the Lord Jesus Christ, who took care of the suffering,” the synod moderator informed.
The Synod Moderator – Rev. Dr. Vanlalnghaka and Secretary – Rev. ZD Lalhmachhuana are currently on their way from Aizawl to hand over the relief fund to the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar (DC) – Keerthi Jalli, IAS. They should reach the flood-ravaged Silchar by June 29.
The moderator further remarked that the small sign of relief would serve as a legacy that binds the two states together as brothers and sisters; and therefore aspires to continue cooperation and better relations in the future.
It should be noted that the Presbyterian Church of Mizoram on Monday decided to donate financial aid worth Rs 8 lakhs to start relief operations along the flood-ravaged Cachar district in Assam. .
During a meeting, the flood situation in Assam was thoroughly discussed and it was unanimously decided to provide aid of Rs 8 lakh to flood affected people in Silchar town and its surroundings in the district of Cachar.