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Mizoram celebrates YMA Day

Aizawl, Jun 15 (PTI) Hundreds of youths donated blood voluntarily today to mark YMA Day, the 76th anniversary of the formation of the Young Mizo Association, the apex body of the Mizos.Association for Voluntary Blood Donation (AVBD) and the YMA organised mass voluntary blood donations as part of the YMA Day celebrations where many young people volunteered.According to AVBD president Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, 160 people including a sizeable number of girls donated blood in Aizawl and 87 people at the nearby Reiek village.

ources said that 52 YMA members and 15 members of the Salvation Army Youth donated blood in Serchhip district's Thenzawl village, while two YMA branches in south Mizoram's Lunglei town also donated 143 units of blood.Many YMA branches cleaned their respective localities, while other branches helped poor families by construction and repair of houses as part of the celebrations.YMA was formed in 1935 by English missionaries and some Mizo leaders to help the needy and take up community works voluntarily.

The members are spread all over Mizoram and also in neighbouring states like Manipur, Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya.

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