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9-year old Manipur girl who cried over felled trees receives Outlook’s Speak Out Awards

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 20, 2019 10:47 pm
valentina elangbam at outlooks speak out awards ceremony in delhi on saturday
Valentina Elangbam at Outlook’s Speak Out Awards ceremony in Delhi on Saturday.

Our Correspondent

Imphal, Oct. 20 (EMN):  Manipur’s Green ambassador Valentina Elangbam  received Outlook’s Speak Out Awards along with nine other lady achievers during an award ceremony at Taj Palace in Delhi on Saturday.

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smiti Zubin Irani handed over the award to the 9-year old Manipuri achiever acknowledging the contribution made by brand ambassador.

Elangbam, a class 5 student of Amutombi Divine Life English School broke down after the trees were cut down on August 3, has been named as the brand ambassador for the Chief Minister’s Green Manipur Mission. Her appointment on August 7, 2019 came after the video of her crying inconsolably went viral on social media.

Elangbam’s  father Premkumar who accompanied his daughter along with a relative for the award ceremony in Delhi, when contacted said ‘many of the audiences came out and takes photograph when Valentina moved towards the stage to receive the award with her traditional attire with Kajenglei.’

The girl along with her father and uncle returned to Hiyanglam Makha Leikai home in Kakching district with an memento and an authorized letter from Hero MotorCorp Ltd. to get a hero scooter ’Pleasure plus’ from any outlets in India and on Sunday.

The Outlook Group instituted the ‘Speak Out 2019 Awards’ to honour upright individuals who showed personal courage, integrity and enthusiasm. Men, women or children who stood up for what they believed was just, despite all the odds, reports said.

Other Outlook Speakout 2019 Awards winners were Arti Jaiman, the Station Director of Gurgaon Ki Awaz Samudayik Radio for empowering women; Dr. Priyanjali Dutta for proactive healthcare movement; Shehi Shafi, a Dubai-based artist for mobilising social change; Mangat Panda, Managing Director of Ortel Communications for building a scratch to an undisputed leader in Odisha TV space; and Deepa Malik for becoming India’s first Paralympics by riding across nine Leh-Ladakh treacherous passes despite being diagnosed with spinal tumour.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Oct 20, 2019 10:47:06 pm
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