Manipur's 8-year-old climate activist turns down PM Modi's #SheInspiresUs honour

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Published: March 17,2020 04:56 PM
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March 7, 2020: Upset over her demands going unheard, Manipur's climate change activist Licypriya Kangujam has turned down Prime Minister Narendra Modi's honour of joining the #SheInspiresUs campaign a

March 7, 2020: Upset over her demands going unheard, Manipur's climate change activist Licypriya Kangujam has turned down Prime Minister Narendra Modi's honour of joining the #SheInspiresUs campaign ahead of International Women's Day on Sunday.



On Friday, the government took to twitter to share the story of the eight-year-old as one of the inspirations. "@mygovindia @LicypriyaK is a child environmental activist from Manipur. In 2019, she was awarded a Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Children Award, a World Children Peace Prize, and an India Peace Prize. Isn't she inspiring? Do you know someone like her? Tell us, using #SheInspiresUs," the government posted on the micro-blogging site.



Though the government has not honoured her but only acknowledged her as one of the many girls and women in India who inspires Indians, Licypriya Kangujam, the young climate change activist who won the World Children Peace Prize Laureate in 2019, has said that she would rather be heard than celebrated.



 



 



"Dear Narendra Modi ji, Please don't celebrate me if you are not going to listen my voice," Licypriya Kangujam's Twitter account said in response to MyGovIndia's tweet acknowledging her as one of the many girls and women in India who 'Inspire Us'.



 



 



"Thank you for selecting me amongst the inspiring women of the country under your initiative #SheInspiresUs. After thinking many times, I decided to turns down this honour. Jai Hind!" Licypriya Kangujam's Twitter handle said.