Licypriya Kangujam, a 7-year-old girl from Manipur is all set to address the United Nations at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to a report, she will be addressing the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 to be held from 13th to 17th May 2019.
Studying in the 2nd standard, Licypriya is currently working as Child Disaster Risk Reduction Advocate in International Youth Committee and is the youngest participant in the world invited by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).
She will be making India proud by representing children and youth of Asia-Pacific region in the conference.
Talking to NorthEast Now, she said:
“I get scared when I see people suffering and dying because of earthquakes, floods, and tsunami on TV. 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.”
This isn’t the first time she is representing India at a global platform. Earlier in 2018, she was invited to the 2018 Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risks Reduction held in Mongolia.