A nine-year-old Manipuri girl’s love and compassion for nature moved people, including the chief minister of the state, and she was appointed the state’s green ambassador.
Valentina Elangbam took social media by storm after a video of her went viral, in which the resident of Kakching district was seen crying inconsolably after two trees she had planted were cut down.
A video of Valentina, the daughter of Elangbam Premkumar and Elangbam Shaya, went viral after it was shared on Facebook by her uncle.
The class 5 student of Amutombi Divine Life School in Hiyanglam Wabagai had planted the two gulmohar trees when she was in class 1.
The trees that were planted near the bank of a river that flows by their locality, were recently cut down during the cleaning of the riverbank, and it upset her.
The girl’s tears touched many hearts online and the video was seen by CM N Biren Singh, who appointed her the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission scheme.