After a video of a 9-year-old girl went viral she was named a "green ambassador"of Manipur. She was seen crying after the cutting of two trees she had planted.
Valentina Elangbam of Manipur's Kakching district had planted 2 gulmohar saplings by the banks of a river near her home when she was in Class 1. She’s now in class 5th. The trees were recently cut down as part of a road expansion project, Assam's The Sentinel reported.
On Saturday, the two trees were cut down for a project to widen a road beside the river.
In the video, the girl is seen sobbing profusely as she sees the trees planted by her being cut down. The video garned 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.