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Lakhs of trees planted on Licypriya's birthday
Birthday girl expresses gratitude to media for amplifying her voice

Source: The Sangai Express

New Delhi, October 04 2020: Couple of days back, young climate activist Licypriya Kangujam had appealed to the people to plant one tree each on her birthday on October 2 to make the planet greener in her Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Responding to her plea, a large number of people, including children planted trees as a gift for her birthday.

So far, about 2,40,000 trees have been planted across India and various parts of the world.

Many say the development as Licypriya Effect.

Thousands of children from Dubai, Lucknow, Mumbai and various communities of Manipur turned out to plant trees on her birthday.

States like Odisha, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi etc, also celebrated her birthday by planting trees.

People continue to plant trees even after her birthday.

Countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh, UAE, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Kenya, Uganda, USA, Germany, Russia, China & Japan also celebrated this day.



Lakhs of trees planted on Licypriya's birthday
Lakhs of trees planted on Licypriya's birthday


The nine-year-old climate activist is aiming to plant one million trees by the end of 2020 .

"We had crossed 240,000 trees today because one environmental organization called Sustainable Green Initiative Foundation planted over 200,000 fruit trees at Bundelkhand, a small village in the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

We're very grateful to Raj Mohan Sir, founder of SGIF for this big support.

He is continuing to plant 150,000 more trees to reach a total of 3,50,000 trees.

We're raising funds for it now to plant more trees" said a 12-year-old climate activist Aarav Seth from Ghaziabad, UP .

"We chose to plant fruit trees because fruit trees can change lives, especially poor farmers by supporting their livelihoods with additional income by selling those fruits after they grow up.

Such an initiative will help in fighting hunger and to uplift poverty", he added.

Speaking to the media, Licypriya said, "I will pick up 2-3 schools every week for this initiative "Monday for Mother Nature" from any part of India or the world to continue this legacy of planting trees with school children.

This is the time to give back to nature.

Children can play a crucial role in saving our dying planet by fighting climate change from the grassroots.

Only children can save the world" .

"I especially thanks to all the children, their parents and people of all age groups and all the schools, local clubs and organizations who came out to plant trees on my birthday to bring a change in this world.

I also would like to thank "Pandam" and " The Sangai Express" for amplifying my voice.

Such efforts give a great message to our society by creating environmental consciousness and the feelings of living together with nature without harming them", she added.

She also stated that, "We should take protest on the street as a last option when our leaders don't listen to our voice but at the same time, we also should take climate actions by either planting trees or stop using single used plastics at our home.

It's not the time to wait only for our leaders to take climate action.

People have a larger responsibility" .


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