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A 7-year old kid from Manipur, Licypriya Kangujam will make every Indian proud as she will soon address the United Nations on behalf of the country. She is a 2nd class student who acquired a chance to speak in the 6th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019. It will be organized from 13th April to 17th April at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland. The fundamental concept of the programme is ‘Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies.’
As of now, Licpriya is working as a Child Disaster Risks Reduction Advocate in the International Youth Committee [IYC]. She is the youngest one who got an invitation and comes together by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Switzerland Government. This Indian girl has acquired an excellent opportunity to represent all the youngsters of Asia and the Pacific. In this event, the participants from a total of 140 countries will participate with more than 3000 delegates across various Government, National Societies of Red Cross, Academia, non-government organizations and more.
After acquiring popularity, she said, ‘I get scared when on television I see people suffering and dying because of earthquakes, floods, and tsunami. I cry when I see children losing their parents or people becoming homeless due to dangers of disasters. I urge everyone to join their hands, minds, and passions to create a better world for all of us.’ In the year 2018, she got an invitation from the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risks Reduction in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar from 3rd to 7th July.
There are several such talented kids in India who needs much more encouragement to exhibit their skills for the benefit of the country. We are truly proud of this wonder kid and we wish this kid gains more accomplishments in her imminent future.