Yugratna wants children to join her to plant one billion trees in the country

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Lucknow, Sep.25 (ANI): Having set an inspirational example for children of the country by addressing the United Nations General Assembly on climate change recently, Yugratna Srivastava,13, now wants to plant one billion trees in the country.

Delighted to have achieved such an honour, Yugratna shared her experience of the three-minute address to the global community with her teachers, schoolmates and the media persons here on Friday.

"There is a campaign of United Nations named a plant for planet... So it aimed at planting 10 billion trees across the world. Seven billion trees have already been planted and I will be joining to plant one billion trees in India. It is a very big thing and I want all children and youth to join this campaign," said Yugratna.

Yugratna's parents as well as friends were ecstatic over Yugratna's rare achievement.

"After the address, all the leaders including the Presidents and Prime Ministers came to us and congratulated me. They (global leaders) said that your (my) daughter has done very well...being a mother I felt very proud of her...after her UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) address I felt extremely happy," said Roshni, mother of Yugratna Srivastava.

Yugratna's classmates and other friends appreciated her unique feat.

"Like the meaning of her name, she is really a jewel of the world... She made her country proud and I say, the entire country should be grateful to her," added Sonam, a friend of Yugratna.

The young environmentalist, who began her campaign with anti-polythene drive, represented the world's three billion youths and children.

Many world leaders including UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon cheered her speech.

Yugratna Srivastava became the first girl from India and second in the world after Severine Suzuki in 1992, to address the gathering of over 100 world leaders.

She addressed the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York on Tuesday (September 22) on behalf of three billion population-comprising children and youth. (ANI)

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