Licypriya Kangujam

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‘Don’t celebrate me if you are not going to listen’: Manipuri child climate activist Licypriya Kangujam turns down Modi’s #SheInspiresUs campaign

Child environmental activist from Manipur Licypriya Kangujam turned down the offer to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s #SheInspiresUs campaign on International Women’s Day, saying she doesn’t want to be “celebrated” as the prime minister doesn’t “listen” to the young activist’s voice.

The government had chosen the eight-year-old environmental activist as one of the women to run Modi’s social media accounts as part of his #SheInspiresUs campaign — dedicated to women “whose life and work will help ignite motivation in millions” on Sunday.

Taking to Twitter, the government on Friday shared the story of Licypriya as one of the inspirations.

Source: Firstpost

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