Special Story on Licypriya Kangujam
“Please give us fresh air to breathe and let us live a healthy life” urges the Child Environmental Activist from India, Licypriya Kangujam
“I urge the Prime Minister of India and other Member Parliament to fast enact a law on Climate Change so that children like me can breathe in fresh air and live a healthy life” said the youngest environment activist, Licypriya Kangujam. She was speaking during the concluding session of UNAI Global Conference at the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan. Hailing from Manipur, Licypriya has been awarded with World Children Peace Prize, The India Peace Prize and Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Childern’s Award for her activist work to raise voice to combat climate change and disaster risk reduction.
While addressing to the audience, Licypriya Kangujam said, “Recently due to bad air condition in Delhi-NCR the schools were shut down but that is not the solution to the problem”.
Talking about the grave situation, Licypriya said, “I am not able to see many spices of animals and plants just because my elder generations have not taken enough steps to safeguard the environment”. Young children have to breathe polluted air and drink dirty water and through my movement, I urge the government to take necessary steps and stop the blame game, she added.