Mizoram’s Derek Receives ‘Compassionate Kid Award’ by PETA

Aizawl, April 25, 2019

Six-year-old Derek C Lalchhanhima from Sairang, Mizoram received the  ‘Compassionate Kid Award’ from PETA India for his heartwarming act of treating an injured chicken with his pocket money.

Derek who won million of hearts had accidentally run over his neighbour’s chicken with his cycle. The kid immediately went to the nearby hospital taking the chicken for medical assistance with whatever money he had. The way Derek showed empathy and innocence towards the animal won the hearts of the netizens as a Facebook post went viral earlier this month gaining attention across the globe.

 'Compassionate Kid Award' from PETA to Derek C Lalchhanhima
‘Compassionate Kid Award’ from PETA to Derek C Lalchhanhima

The ‘Compassionate Kid Award’ from Peta is a part of PETA India’s ‘Compassionate Citizen’ programme which is especially designed to help students between the ages of 8 and 12 years better understand and appreciate animals. It consists of a 23-minute video with fascinating footage of animals, along with cartoons and a text pack.

Derek was also awarded by his school authorities with a traditional shawl and certificate earlier this month.

It may be mentioned, the story was first posted on Facebook by a username ‘Sanga Says’, it was later picked up by different media houses. The boy in a blue T-Shirt and black pant was seen holding a 10 rupee note on his right hand and the chicken on his left hand. The post on Sanga’s profile has more than 78,000 shares and more than 10,000 comments.