A 6-year-old boy from Mizoram, Derek C. Lalchhanhima, will receive a Compassionate Kid Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India in recognition of his concern for animals.
Few days ago, Derek accidentally ran over a chick with his bicycle, he rushed home and asked his parents to help the bird. His father advised him to take the chick to the local hospital. With 10 rupees in his pocket, the boy rushed to the hospital and begged the staff there to treat the chick – not realising that he or she had already died. The hospital staff told him that it was a little too late.