The Manipur government has named a nine-year-old green ambassador for the state, less than a week after filming her video shouting for two trees destroyed for a road widening project.
An order from H. Balkrisna Singh, Manipur's director of information and public relations, announced on 7 August that Elangbam Valentina Devi of Hiyanglam Makha Leikai, Kakching District, had been appointed ambassador for the minister's mission. Chief Green Manipur and all official tree planting activities. taken back in the state.
According to the order, this testified to his immense love and affection for trees and the mass awareness of environmental conservation for a "period of one year from the date of his broadcast".
A class V student from the Amutombi Divine Life English School, in the town of Kakching, about 45 km southeast of Imphal, the capital of Manipur, she had planted the trees of two Gulmohar trees (Royal Poinciana) at the edge. of a river, while in class I. was taking care of the saplings, which became healthy trees after about four years.
On Saturday, the two trees, along with other types of vegetation, were scrapped for a project to widen a road by the river. A videographer filmed her crying over the trees.
"I saw the video of this girl crying as if nothing had happened, as if someone very close to her had died. His feeling for two fallen trees, to which we, the adults, probably would not think much, moved me. I asked Yengkhom Victoria, the District Superintendent of Police, to meet her, to console her and to let at least 20 young trees to plant in a suitable place, "said the chief minister in The Hindu on Thursday. from Manipur, Nongthombam Biren.
"Later, I realized there could not be a better ambassador for the Green Manipur mission we launched in June. His passion for trees at such a young age was so contagious that I made the decision to give him an order and send it to him through government officials, "he said.