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9-yr-old girl who cried over trees being cut down is now Manipur green ambassador

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 9, 2019, 9:45 am IST
Updated : Aug 9, 2019, 9:47 am IST

In the video that went viral, the girl was seen sobbing profusely as she saw the trees planted by her being cut down.

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. (Photo: Screengrab)
 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. (Photo: Screengrab)

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 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.

Tags: elangbam valentina devi, manipur government, green manipur mission, world environment day
Location: India, Manipur