Tulsi Gowda, an environmentalist from Karnataka, is also known as the ‘Encyclopedia of Forests’. He was awarded Padma Shri for social work.

Padma Shri award to a 72-year-old tribal woman from Karnataka Tulsi Gowda

Tulsi Gowda, a 72-year-old tribal woman from Karnataka, was on Monday honored with the Padma Shri award for her contribution to protecting the environment. Barefoot and dressed in traditional dhoti-like clothes. Received India’s fourth-highest civilian award from President Ram Nath Kovind during the ceremony in New Delhi.

Tulsi Gowda is also known as ‘Encyclopedia of Forests’

In the country on Monday, the President of India has honored seven personalities with Padma Vibhushan, 10 with Padma Bhushan, and 102 with Padma Shri. It also includes the name of environmentalist Tulsi Gowda. Tulsi Gowda, an environmentalist from Karnataka, is also known as the ‘Encyclopedia of Forests’.

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The President of India wrote while tweeting

The official Twitter handle of the President of India wrote while tweeting. President Kovind presented Padma Shri to Smt. Tulsi Gowda for her social work. She is an environmentalist from Karnataka. Has planted more than 30,000 saplings and is involved in environmental protection activities for the last six decades.

Gowda belongs to Halakki tribal in Karnataka

Also known as the ‘Encyclopedia of the Forests’ due to its vast knowledge of diverse species of plants and herbs. At the same time, before this, he has been honored with many awards like the ‘Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award’, ‘Rajyotsava Award’ and ‘Kavita Memorial’.

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Padma awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. The 2021 list of Padma awards include seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan, and 102 Padma Shri awards, of which 29 awardees are women and one awardee is a transgender person.