Climate activist Licypriya Kangujam announced that the government of Gujarat has made climate change a mandatory subject in schools, as per her request. Students from second to twelfth grade will be studying the subject.
Its official now! Gujarat will be the second state in India 🇮🇳 after Rajasthan to include climate change as a compulsory subject in the school education curriculum after my request. Yes! Activism works! ✊🏻 pic.twitter.com/RfgxrR02gB— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 3, 2020
Licypriya has been working towards getting more and more State Governments to include Climate Change as a compulsory education in school curriculum in India.
From 0 to total 143,596 schools will starts Climate Change subject as a compulsory education in school curriculum in India. 109,189 schools are only in Rajasthan & 34,407 in Gujarat. In India, there are about 1.5 millions schools. This is real Change brings by #ChildMovement!— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 4, 2020
Inclusion of Climate Change as a compulsory subject will helps to fight climate change from the grassroots. We will target whole 1.5 million schools of India in 2020 as a great effects of this movement. & also to Nepal, Bangladesh & other South Asian countries. #ClimateActionNow— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 4, 2020
It was just on 20 December, 2019, I first requested our Union & State Government to include the climate change as a compulsory subject in schools curriculum. In last 45 days, 2 state gave positive response so far. Next Bihar, Manipur......Our voice works!!! ❤️ https://t.co/8yvrhxH0sx— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 3, 2020
She also tweeted about her upcoming protest in Delhi outside the headquarters of country’s leading political parties for not paying due attention to the deteriorating climate conditions in the national capital.
On 7 February, I will protest in 4 locations in New Delhi starting from 7 am till 7 pm: @INCIndia Hq., @BJP4India Hq., @AamAadmiParty Hq. & Parliament House of India for neglecting our demands in the upcoming #DelhiElection2020 agendas. No #ClimateAction; No Vote 🗳. Join me!— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) February 4, 2020
2019 World Children Peace Prize Laureate, Licypriya has become one of the leading voices on climate change in India.
In June 2019, she stood outside the Indian parliament calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps towards resolving climate change.
More recently, the World Children Peace Prize awardee urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to provide fiscal measures and incentives to transition to a green ecosystem, on Twitter as the Budget presentation was going on.