The little girl from Manipur who cried over chopped trees, turns into a green ambassador

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  • A 9-year-old Elangbam Valentina Devi's viral video where she is crying over chopped trees, has caught the attention of government.
  • The video captured the girl crying due to cutting of trees for civil works for a road expansion project.
  • The state government chose her as an ambassador for the ‘Green Manipur Mission’ that was launched in June.
This 9-year-old Elangbam Valentina Devi’s viral video where she is crying over chopped trees, has caught the attention of the government. Now, she has been named as the state’s new green ambassador.

“I saw the video of this girl crying like anything, as if someone very close to her had passed away. Her feelings for two felled trees, which we adults would probably not think much about, moved me,” Manipur’s Chief Minister N. Biren told The Hindu.

A videographer captured her reaction, as she cried over when trees are cut for a road expansion project.


Biren appointed the compassionate little girl as Green Manipur Mission’s ambassador, which was launched in June. Her affection towards the environment might help create the much needed awareness on saving trees and conservation.

“Elangbam Valentina Devi of Hiyanglam Makha Leikai in Kakching district had been made the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission and all official tree-plantation activities taken up in the State,” The Hindu reported citing the order from H. Balkrisna Singh, Manipur’s Director of Information and Public Relations.


Devi will remain an ambassador for one year from the date of issuing the order. She will now be a part of all the advertisements and campaigns that are dedicated to create awareness over forest cover.

In fact, she can also enjoy government benefits including transportation facilities, food and lodging facilities at comparatively lower rates.

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