With the advent of the social media age, professions like “influencers” and “social justice warriors” lured many youngsters with the perception of easy fame and money. The temptation of “Greta syndrome” has seduced many. Not surprisingly political vultures have found them as tool to build a strong political presence like social media influencers were once greatly employed on different platforms.
Echoing Greta’s mostly antiscience bogeys, India now has a new Greta namely Licypriya Kangujam. A 9 years old child environmental “activist” who recently gained huge relevance in the Indian Left ecosystem after turning down #SheInspiresUs honour conferred by PM Modi and currently the person behind her social media handle is busy in pedophrasty.
This modern scam can be drawn parallel to the case where professional beggars bring rented toddlers from their parents and use them as an appendage to earn a pittance. Now it’s amusing to see how this young girl’s father crafted a trustable persona for her and propping the poorly informed teenager up for his own political vested interests.
Back in April 2019, the scam began with a press release by the organization International Youth Committee (IYC) that is chaired by her father K.K. Singh that claimed this child studying in 2nd standard was a Child Disaster Risks Reduction Advocate in her own father’s org and was going to address at United Nations headquarters for Disaster Risks Reduction (UNISDR). After all the fraud ended with a social media post by the kid “Finally I decided not to attend the program in Geneva next month as I am completely in depression. Even my visa and flight tickets was ready. This is not the way to treat your “Ningol”[daughter]. A report by independent Imphal Free Press (IFP) found that the claim was a sham and well planned by his father Kangujam Kanarjit Singh.
Interestingly the other achievements she was adorned with by her father were also fraudulent. Award #1 as mentioned in the tweet was Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Children’s Award. This award was Munna Kumar of some Khawab Foundation with no digital presence. This person was also a convener in K.K.Singh’s organization.
Award #2 as mentioned in the tweet was a World Child Peace Prize conferred by Global Peace Index and was published in many northeastern news portals. This facade was countered by Kumar Manish when he made a query to the institution. The director was asked by the organizers to confer the award and they didn’t have any such award. Later the organizer RAFY confirmed how a participation certificate was sold as World Children Peace Prize Award. Funnily enough, the founder of the organization RAFY is also a member of IYC.
Award #3 was an Indian Peace Prize which was conferred by her father’s organization IYC. The logo of the organization can be spotted on that blue flag in these photos, still being shameless enough the family denied all these things as an allegation to malign her image.
Now her father. Girl’s father Kangujam Kanarjit Singh was arrested in 2015 as a fraudster with charges of criminal case number 176 of 2015 u Section 420 (Fraud), 324 (Assault) & 406 (Criminal breach of trust). He set up a fraud organization called International Youth Committee that dupes indian and foreign dignitaries by using the UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) acronym.
Mr. Singh calls himself “the visionary man of India” and props up random youth with National Youth Icon, World Peace Prize like awards. He runs youth exchange programs with dozens of fraudulent allegations against him.
All this is not a 9-year-old child’s fault. But the way he’s being used as political props by her dreaded father is concerning. But it tells a lot about the left-liberal activism that focuses on the people who hold more affinity towards emotions than logic and rationality and propagates half-baked truth. Validating their misinformed thought process becomes so comfortable when propagandists start propping up suffering children as a tool covering un-ethical actions. Journalists, as well as activists, have been caught red-handed many a time from “gay girl in Damascus” hoax by the interventionist western cabal to topple Assad to children in anti-CAA protests in Delhi last year to topple the current indian political party in power. The impact pedophrasty adds to the media sensationalism is beyond thought.
The family has depleted so much finance in creating a brand under the child’s name and now the person behind the handle routinely shares politically aggravated posts and then plays sentimental drama when his opinions get criticized on social media.
Well, all these may appear awkward and unethical, this is how the classical political Left plays. Involve women, children, LGBTQ+ and people from different ethnical backgrounds, if you counter them, you’re either a homophobe or a sexist bigot or a religious extremist. They’re literally forming an untouchable cabal of misinformed people masquerading as social “activists”. It is alarming!