A seven-year-old child from Manipur named Licypriya Kangujam is going to make the country proud as she is going to address the United Nations. In an age where children plan to go for an excursion, Licypriya Kangujam, Class 2 student will speak in the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2019 which is slated to be held from 13 to 17 April at UN headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland.
The theme of the programme is named “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies”.
Licypriya, who is presently working as Child Disaster Risks Reduction Advocate in International Youth Committee (IYC) is the youngest participant to get invited and called by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Government of Switzerland.
The Indian child will represent all children and young people of Asia and the Pacific at UN.
The event is likely to host participants from 140 countries and over 3000 delegates from different government, non-government, National Societies of Red Cross, Academia, Children and youth organisations and others.
She was quoted by North-East Now as saying that, “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.”
Previously in 2018, she was also invited in 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risks Reduction in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar from 3-7 July 2018.