Don't Call Me An Indian Greta Thunberg; Says Young Climate Activist

By Aahil


For the past week, 10-year-old activist Licypriya Kangujam has been selling tea and coffee at a stall in a small market in Greater Noida.

Which is a satellite city outside the capital New Delhi, in order to raise funds to go to Egypt.

She is India's youngest environmentalist and one of the country's most vocal voices on climate change.

Licypria, better known as Lucy, is desperately raising money to attend Cop27, the UN climate change summit.

"We need to keep speaking out about the climate crisis and hold lawmakers accountable for their political decisions."

Licypriya was born in the remote Manipur state, in the north-east of the country, to Kanarjit Kangujam and Vidyarani Devi Kangujam Ongbi.

She grew up in Bhubaneswar, eastern Odisha, where her father worked as a doctor in a hospital.

She said she was fascinated by these climate events and began her journey as a climate activist at just six years old.

During the cyclone, many lives were lost and many children lost their parents and thousands were left homeless.

The events turned me as a child climate activist to raise my voice to save our planet and our future.