The nation takes immense proud at being represented at the Unite Nations for a noble cause. The chest gets even wider if the representative face is youth. And this this it’s a 7-year-old girl from Manipur who is all set to fly to Geneva, Switzerland and address a huge gathering at the United Nations headquarters for Disaster Risks Reduction (UNISDR).
Kangujam, who is studies in class 2, is currently working as Child Disaster Risks Reduction Advocate in International Youth Committee (IYC). She will be the youngest Indian to represent children and young people of Asia and the Pacific region. She will be giving her insights over the methods that could be employed to reduce damages due to natural calamities.
The session will be held from 13 – 17 May 2019, under the theme – “Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies”. The event will see participants from 140 countries and over 3,000 delegates from different government, non-government, National Societies of Red Cross, Academia, Children and youth organisations and others.
As quoted by NorthEast Now, young Kangujam said, “I get scared when I see people suffering and dying because of earthquakes, floods, and tsunami on TV. I cry when I see children losing their parents or people becoming homeless due to dangers of disasters. I urge everyone to join their hands, minds and passions to create a better world for all of us.”
This is not the first time she will be representing the country at a global forum. Earlier in 2018, she was invited in 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risks Reduction in Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar from 3-7 July 2018.