Manipur: The Manipur government has appointed a nine-year-old as the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission. She was appointed after a video of her crying on seeing two trees planted by her being cut down went viral on social media.
Elangbam Valentina Devi, a Class V student, had planted two Gulmohar (royal poinciana) trees by the side of a river when she was in Class 1. On Saturday, the two trees were cut down for a project to widen a road beside the river.
In the video that went viral, the girl was seen sobbing profusely as she saw the trees planted by her being cut down. The video evoked lot of appreciation and support for her in social media.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh who is also very active on social media responded immediately.
She cry for felling down of 2 trees which she planted when she was only in class 1.We rushed at her place and tried to console her providing more saplings. Now She will be the State government,s “Green Ambassador”for C M,s Green Manipur Mission “ let’s follow her, save nature pic.twitter.com/kGuFsDCPYf— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) August 7, 2019
She would be involved in various government sponsored plantation programmes including ceremonial tree plantation, VIP plantations, World Environment Day and Van-Mahotsava and departmental sponsored plantations....