When most of the kids spend their time busy playing with toys. Licypriya, an 8-year-old Climate activist was protesting alone in front of the Indian Parliament with the demand to pass the “Climate Change Law”.
Licypriya Kangujam, also known as Greta Thunberg of India, became one of the youngest speakers at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP2) on December 2, 2019, in Madrid, Spain. She is one of the most influential young climate activists of the World recognized by the United Nations.
UN Chief lavishes praise on the Youngest Environmentalist Kangujam for her submission of the memorandum “on behalf of the children of the world” at The UN Climate Change Conference COP25.
“I was glad to meet 8-year-old @LicypriyaK at #COP25 today. Her presence reminds us of our obligations to future generations. Her’s is the generation for which we have to take urgent #ClimateAction,” the UN Secretary-General tweeted
THE CHILD Movement: ‘Greta Thunberg of India’
Motivated by Natural disasters like an earthquake that stuck in Nepal in 2015 Licypriya is campaigning for climate action for the last 2 years. She began her Climate crusade at age 6, attending the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference of Disaster Risks Reduction.
On speaking with our team she said
“I get scared when I see on television people suffering and dying because of earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis. It makes me cry when I see children losing their parents becoming homeless due to the dangers of disasters. So I urge everyone to join their hands, minds, and passions to create a better world for all of us”
In 2018, Licypriya founded her own organization ‘THE CHILD MOVEMENT’ to call on the world leaders to take immediate action to save the World. Since then she has traveled almost 32 countries to take her campaigns Globally to call on the world leaders to take immediate action to save the World. She also campaigned with Gerta Thunberg on World Economic Forum 2020.
The Survival Kit of the Future :
She then collaborated with experts from the Indian Institute of Technology Jammu (IIT Jammu), for SUKIFU (Survival Kit for the Future). Which is a symbolic device to curb air pollution, and also it is an almost zero budget kit.
In an interview given to The Northeast Today, she said “This is the ultimate solution. This type of pollution is not acceptable by any standards. She added, “I‘m inspired by Chih Chiu’s ‘Voyage on the planet“. This invention sends a poignant message about environmental degradation and questions the planet’s unknown future and environmental depletion.
One among Top 100 Child Prodigies of the world :
On Jan 3, 2020, Licypriya was named among Top 100 Child Prodigies of the world and received prestigious ‘Global Child Prodigy Awards 2020’. She dedicated this award to all the climate strikers of the world and said she will continue her activism to fight for climate action.