- Ezrela Dalidia Fanai, NET Correspondent, Mizoram
The leaders of Mizoram Synod Church Officers has expressed concern for the flood-ravaged Silchar town in Assam, and the residents stranded amid the deluge.
Addressing a press conference before departing for Silchar today, the Synod Moderator – Rev. Dr. Vanlalnghaka noted that “the recent devastating floods in Silchar and its vicinity has left immense grief among the Mizo residents, regarding the interruption of life and the destruction of property.”
“As a token of our deep concern for the flood victims, the Mizoram Presbyterian Church (Synod) has decided to donate 8 lakhs, as the CM relief fund to help the victims. This gesture has been made for the flood victims, in an effort to emulate the teachings provided by Lord Jesus Christ, who cared for the sufferings,” – informed the Synod Moderator.
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 Cachar Deputy Commissioner (DC) – Keerthi Jalli, IAS. They are expected to reach the flood-ravaged Silchar by June 29.
The Moderator further remarked that the small token of relief would serve as a legacy that binds the two states as brothers and sisters; and therefore aspires to carry forward co-operation and better relationship in the future.
Its worthy to note that the Presbyterian Church of Mizoram on Monday decided to donate financial assistance worth of Rs 8 lakhs for initiating relief operations along the flood-ravaged Cachar district of Assam.
During a meeting, the flood situation in Assam was thoroughly discussed, and it was unanimously decided to provide assistance of Rs 8 lakh for the flood-affected people of Silchar town and its nearby areas in Cachar district.