Indian soccer staff striker Jeje Lalpekhlua has come to the rescue of individuals in dire want of blood when it isn’t available in Mizoram because of the extraordinary scenario arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. India is below a three-week lockdown enforced to include the novel coronavirus and given the present scenario, it’s set for a two-week extension. “Due to the lockdown blood units are not readily available nowadays. So the hospital connected with the Young Mizo Association is seeking help. The news reached me and I knew immediately what I needed to do,” the 29-year-old acknowledged.
“You cannot keep quiet and sit idle during such circumstances.”
He instantly rushed to the Synod Hospital in Durtlang, Mizoram to donate blood.
“Upon receiving the information we chalked out our plan. We headed to the hospital from the Durtlang branch of YMA. Out of 33 who had reported, 27 were deemed fit to donate,” Jeje knowledgeable.
“It’s not about me or someone else, it’s about the human race that needs to fight together now, more than ever.”
The Young Mizo Association (YMA) is the most important non-governmental voluntary organisation which operates primarily in Mizoram and a few components of the opposite north-eastern states as nicely.
“It is so satisfying that I have been able to play a minor role. I thank the Almighty for giving me the strength.”
This is just not the primary time that Jeje has been concerned in philanthropic actions. He has again and again rose to the trigger in Mizoram every time the scenario has demanded.
“Someone had to stand by them. If a hospital is falling short of blood units, we need to help. We all need to play our part during the crisis. The most difficult part, I understand is to stay at home. But it’s very necessary. The longer we stay at home, the faster will India heal.”
Jeje, who final performed for India within the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019, was summoned for the nationwide camp for the World Cup qualifier towards Qatar, which was postponed.