A 14-year old boy, Konkham Lamjingnganba from Manipur, has been selected to represent the entire North-eastern India at the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to be held in September this year. He'll be the only one, in fact.
Konkham lost his father in a firing incident a few years ago and now lives with his visually impaired mother and brother in Heirangoithong in Manipur's Imphal West district. He will attend the UN General Assembly along with nine others from rest of the country.
Besides him, the other children to represent the country are from Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telengana, West Bengal and Uttarakhand.
Konkham, currently associated with an NGO, Big Sister's League Manipur, who being a resident of a violence and insurgency struck state, Manipur, will be talking about the aftermath of violence and the way it effects children.