9-Yr-Old Girl Made Green Manipur Mission’s Brand Ambassador After She Cried Over The Felling Of Her Two Trees

The Logical Indian Crew Manipur

August 9th, 2019 / 2:53 PM

Manipur Girl Brand Ambassador

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A nine-year-old girl has been appointed as the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission by the Manipur government, after a video went viral in which she can be seen crying profusely as trees that she had planted are being felled.

Elangbam Valentina Devi, a Class 5 student, was in class 1, when planted two Gulmohar (royal poinciana) trees by the side of a river.

Elangbam’s Trees

The saplings that the student of Amutombi Divine Life English School planted and looked after daily, grew into frees in the last four years.

On August 7, the trees were cut down for a road-widening project.

In a video, which went viral after her uncle shared it on Facebook, the girl can be seen inconsolably sobbing as the trees she that had planted are being cut down. It evoked a lot of support and appreciation for her from netizens.

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh responded too.

On her request, 20 saplings provided by state forest department were planted along the road covering about two km.

Youth club in the girl’s locality also decided to plant around 1,000 saplings around the place as an acknowledgement to her love for trees.

According to the order, all official tree plantation activities that the state takes up are in recognition of Elangbam Valentina Devi’s exemplary love for trees. It is also meant to spread awareness on conservation of the environment for a period of one year, from the date when the order is issued.

Elangbam will be involved in several government-sponsored plantation programmes including ceremonial tree plantation, VIP  plantations, World Environment Day and Van-Mahotsava and departmental sponsored plantations.

The department that will be sponsoring the awareness campaign will also provide her with an honorarium at government rates, transportation facilities, food and lodging facilities, The Indian Express reported.  

The Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission was launched on June 22 with the aim of protecting the state’s forest areas, especially the villages.

Also Read: In 10 Yrs, This Organisation Has Planted 3.9 Million Trees & Lets You Plant A Tree To Honour Your Dear One


Written by : Sumanti Sen

Edited by : Shweta Kothari

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