Over 64 children in the Christian-dominated Mizoram State still believe in Santa Claus visiting them on December 24 midnight with Christmas presents, prompting them to leave empty plates near their beds for receiving gifts.
What happened in Saitual village, is out of the ordinary as 64 children received their Christmas presents from the home of local petty trader Lalrinliana.
Lalrinliana and his wife were farmers who had discontinued with farming and opened their own grocery shop in their house a few years back and were doing good business, one village leader of Saitual said.
A few children of the village, learning about the generosity of the couple, began to leave their plates in front of their home on Christmas Eve and were never disappointed.
The couple liked to play Santa Claus and every year more children would go to their home for receiving presents during Christmas but this year saw the largest number of children. If we had more such people bringing joy to the lives of others then how wonderful the holidays would be for all, young and old, rich and poor.