- Mizoram Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte distributed Rs 2.5 lakh to 17 women
- All these women were given this amount to have more children.
- The woman who was given the first prize had 15 children, the second winner had 13 children
Mizoram Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte distributed Rs 2.5 lakh to 17 women. All these women were given this amount to have more children. The woman who was given the first prize had 15 children, the woman who received the second prize had 13 children. This program was held in Aizwal East-2 Parliamentary Constituency.
Robert says that this reward has been given under the ‘Produce more children’ campaign. This campaign is being run by the Young Mizo Association and several church organizations. Its purpose is to increase the local population to counter the increasing number of illegal migrants. The name of the first prize winner is Nangurauvi’s 15 children, 8 daughters and 7 sons. He has received a reward of Rs 1 lakh.
The second number was of Lianthangi who has 13 children. He got 30 thousand rupees in cash. Two women and one man got third place. All of them had 12-12 children. All of them got 20-20 thousand rupees. Twelve other women who had 8 children were given Rs 5000 each as a consolation prize.
It was said on behalf of the Young Mizo Association that now the need of the hour is to increase the population rapidly at this time to save the existence of the Mizo tribe. Church and civil society people were worried that Mizo’s population growth rate had slowed down. On the other hand the population growth rate of Chakma community is very high. The Chakma tribes live in the southwestern region of the state bordering Bangladesh.
Most Mizos refer to the Chakma community as foreign. According to him, the population of Chakma community is increasing rapidly due to illegal migrants coming from Bangladesh across the border. The population density of Mizoram is just 52, much less than the national average of 382 people per kilometer.
Minister gave reward to women