NEW DELHI, 12 th April, 2020 : With the country going through the process of lockdown and everyone staying indoors, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Striker Indian National Team felt best to rise to a noble cause.
“Due to the lockdown, blood units are not readily available nowadays. So
the Hospital connected with the Young Mizo Association seeking help. The
news reached me and I knew immediately what I needed to do,” the 29-year- old stated. “You cannot keep quiet and sit idle during such circumstances.”
The Good Samaritan immediately 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 informed. “It’s not about me or someone
else, it’s about the human race that needs to fight together now, more than
Jeje Lalpekhlua in action against UAE in AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019
The Young Mizo Association (YMA) is the largest non-governmental
voluntary organisation in Mizoram which operates primarily in the state and some parts of the other north-eastern states as well.
“It is so satisfying that I have been able to play a minor role. I thank the
Almighty for giving me the strength.”
In fact, this is not the first time that Jeje has been involved in philanthropic
activities. He has time and again rose to the cause in Mizoram whenever the
situation 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 last played for India in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 was last
summoned for the National Camp for the match against Qatar, which was