Who is this 8-year-old climate activist with Kangana Ranaut and Shashi Tharoor?

Updated: Mar 04, 2020, 18:01 | Jonita Colaco
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    Climate activist Licypriya Kangujam from Manipur has created waves globally. 

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    Now, the eight-year-old will be coming to Mumbai on two occasions — to give a TED talk in Worli later this month as well as attend an event in Bandra in March where she will campaign for Clean Mumbai, climate change and to save Aarey Forest. 

    In photo: Kangujam with Nirbhaya's mother.

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    "The future of Mumbai lies in the hands of children and the youth," a spirited Kangujam said. 

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    Kangujam, known as Indian 'Greta' for her passion towards the fight against climate change has urged global leaders to take immediate action to save the planet and the future of young children like her.

    In photo: Kangujam with Congress leader Sachin Pilot

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    She has met with Deputy Chief Minister of Government of Rajasthan Sachin Pilot. "He assured me that his Government will definitely work to include Climate Change as a compulsory subject in school curriculum as the first state of india in response to my question - “Why can’t include Climate Change as compulsory subject in Rajasthan Government schools curriculum?” she said.

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    The little girl has quickly shot to limelight with Spanish newspapers hailing her as 'Greta' of the Global South.

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    She also met with Minister of Youth Affais & Sports, Kiren Rijiju at an event. In her post she said that Rijiju told her by 2028, India will be amongst top 10 in Olympic medal tally. 

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    Speaking at the COP25 climate conference, the young activist from Manipur who has already spoken in 21 countries on climate change, gave the world a glimpse of her resolve as she urged global leaders to "act now against climate change".

     

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    She has called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement climate change laws in the country. 

    In photo: Licypriya Kangujam with actor Sarath Kumar.

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    For long, the young activist has been holding talks, organising awareness campaigns, rallies and has helped victims of natural calamities.

    In photo: She congratulates Shashi Tharoor on being awarded the Sahitya Akademi award. 

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    In June last year, she stood near Parliament premises to draw Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attention towards climate change. "I urge him and all MPs to act on climate change now and save our future. The sea levels are increasing and the Earth is becoming hotter. They should act now," she had told ANI.

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    She has voiced concerns across several international platforms, urging the world leaders to act on the issue of climate change and to reduce natural disasters. She has also been recognised for her work and was awarded the 2019 World Children Peace Prize Laureate.

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    Kangujam is also the founder of 'The Child Movement', a voluntary movement by the children to raise their voices on global issues. She has also met Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg in an climate change event in Madrid in Spain.

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    She had also hit out at journalists on Twitter for calling her the "Greta of India". She said she was not trying to imitate Thunberg. 

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In 2019, an 8-year-old Licypriya Kangujam from Manipur called upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement climate change laws in the country and pass them in the winter session of parliament.
"Please save our future. I am with my inspiration @gretathunberg to give more pressure to you and the world leaders. You can't underestimate us. Please pass the Climate Change law in the ongoing winter parliament session," the 8-year-old's tweet dated December 6 read. Know more about her.