Noida: Ryan International Schools’ student Licypriya Kangujam has added one more feather to her cap as she has been recently honoured with yet another prestigious award- “National Youth Day Award 2021” among 12 Indian Icons in recognition for her fight against climate change. The award was hosted by Bharat Seva Sambad, Gujarat and Ramkrishna Mission. The nine year old had previously received the TN Khoshoo Memorial Award 2020.
The National Youth Icon Award is the premiere and the highest youth award in India for Excellence in development Work. For the last several years, Bharat Seva Samvad has awarded inspiring Indians from different fields. The aim of the award is not just to recognize inspiring citizen leaders but also inspire young Indians to dedicate themselves to public service and nation building. Licypriya has been actively fighting for climate justice globally and locally for over two years, with active campaigning on spreading climate education in states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sikkim and more. She is one of the youngest environmental activists and the leading voices for climate change in the World.
Madam Grace Pinto, MD Ryan Group “We congratulate Licypriya on receiving yet another prestigious Award in recognition for her fight for Climate Justice globally. It’s a proud moment not only for her parents but for the school and the nation at large. We wish her success as she continues to be a leading voice for this urgent noble cause.”
Licypriya said, “I’m humble to receive this honour amongst other great senior leaders of the country. Without the positive guidance and supports of the teachers of the Ryan International School, I may not have reached till this stage. I’m very grateful to Madam Grace Pinto and Principal Dr Sushma Malik ma’am for their full support on my fight against climate change to save the humanity and our planet to bring peace in this world.”
Other awardees are Bharat Ratna Prof CNR Roa, Padmashree Sunita Krishnan, Journalist Tanushree Pande (India Today), Journalist Saurabh Dwivedi (Founder, Lallantop), Advocate & Environmentalist Afroz Shah (Mumbai), Para badminton athlete Joshi Manasi, Activist Mayuri Bhattacharjee (Assam), Global Teacher Prize 2019 winner Mr. Ranjitsinh Disale (Maharashtra), Abdul Malbari, Major General NS Rajpurohit VSM and Roshan Jahan Shaikh.