Climate change is now a mandatory subject in the schools of the Gujarat state. All thanks to the climate activist Licypriya Kangujam. You probably don’t know who Licypriya Kangujam is and what she does?

Allow me to introduce her.

We are busy in protest, supreme court verdicts, and our favorite daily soap Big Boss. But there’s a young girl who is fighting for a stolen future.

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Licypriya Kangujam: Child Environmentalist from India

Born on 2 October 2011, Licypriya Kangujam is an Indian child environmental activist from India. She is an awardee of the prestigious Dr. APJ Abdul kalam children award. She has also won the world children peace prize and an India peace prize.

Climate change child environmental activist Licypriya Kangujam

In 2019 she was chosen as a featured environmental activist. You will be surprised to know Greta Thunberg and Jamie Margolin were her company in the united nations development program.

Not only this but she is the youngest climate activist in India. The news was featured on Yahoo India. Click to read the original article.

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How Did She Convince the Government of Gujarat in Making Climate Change a Compulsory Subject?

Climate activist Licypriya Kangujam made an important announcement. The government of Gujarat has made climate change a mandatory subject in schools, as per her request. Students from grades 2 to 12 will be studying the subject.

Licypriya has been working towards getting more and more State Governments to include Climate Change as a compulsory education in the school curriculum in India.

She also tweeted about her upcoming protest in Delhi. It was outside the headquarters of the country’s leading political parties. The reason was not paying due attention to the deteriorating climate conditions in the national capital.

The Peace Prize Laureate, Licypriya has become one of the leading voices on climate change in India.

In June 2019, she stood outside the Indian parliament. She was appealing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps towards resolving climate change.

More recently, the World Children Peace Prize awardee urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. To provide fiscal measures and incentives to transition to a green ecosystem. All this on Twitter when the budget presentation was going on.

In short, schools in Surat and our kids will study the climate now. This is great news to start your day with. Atleast someone cares about mother nature.


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