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Climate Activist Licypriya Kangujam Spends Savings To Buy Oxygen Cylinders

Licypriya Kangujam 9-year-old Activist

Nine-year-old climate activist Licypriya Kangujam from Manipur has become the new young face to donate medical supplies to India. Known often as the “Greta of India”, a term that Kangujam has previously objected to, the minor activist has bought oxygen cylinders from her own savings to help with the country’s oxygen crisis.

Kangujam, who is often seen protesting against air pollution, took to her Twitter account and informed, “10 pieces of 5L Oxygen Concentrator will reach India in the next few days which costs around 50,000₹ per piece including shipping. Total 100 pieces ordered.” She further added that she’s trying her best to help the country by spending her own savings. She also raised more funds from the awards she received last year. “Let’s hope for the best,” she wished.

Kangujam on Tuesday urged the Taiwan government to provide assistance in coping with India’s massive surge in coronavirus cases. The nine-year-old had earlier pleaded, “Just 100 Oxygen Concentrator is not enough. Please donate here to help me to buy more. India is dying.” She urged everyone to donate and save the people of India who are dying out of Oxygen. Read who is Licypriya Kangujam?

Child Climate Activist Licypriya Kangujam Spends Savings To Buy Oxygen Cylinders

At nine, Kangujam is one of the youngest climate activists in the world. She attended a fundraising event for survivors of a deadly earthquake in Nepal in 2015. Her resolution further strengthened after attending a UN disaster conference in Mongolia with her father in the year 2018. In June of 2019, Kangujam protested outside the Indian Parliament House for a week to pressure Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pass an Indian climate change law which according to her was the need of the hour. In August of that year, she received the World Children Peace Prize and she was honoured with the title Rising Star by the Earth Day Network in October last year. She has also founded The Child Movement to fight against air pollution. She has, so far, travelled to 21 countries and spoken at many events as a part of her movement.