An 8-year-old Indian child who has been organizing against climate change since 2018 is tired of being compared to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
“Dear Media, Stop calling me “Greta of India,” tweeted Licypriya Kangujam. “I am not doing my activism to looks like Greta Thunberg. Yes, she is one of our Inspiration & great influencer. We have common goal but I have my own identity, story. I began my movement since July 2018 even before Greta was started.”
In July 2018, then-6-year-old Kangujam joined the U.N.-sponsored Asia Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction. The conference was held two months before Thunberg began striking outside the Swedish Parliament in August