Tulsi Gowda: Meet the barefoot environmentalist whose pic receiving Padma Shri went viral

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Environmentalist Tulsi Gowda, who hails from Karnataka, was awarded Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind for her immense contribution in direction of conservation of trees.

Who’s Tulsi Gowda: A photograph of a barefooted elderly woman draped in an easy saree in her ethnic fashion greeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Residence Minister Amit, and other dignitaries throughout the Padma Award event on the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi is being shared widely on social media. The girl in the photograph is Tulsi Gowda. 

Environmentalist Tulsi Gowda, who hails from Karnataka, was awarded Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind for her immense contribution in direction of conservation of trees. She has planted than 30,000 saplings and has been concerned in environmental conservation actions for the previous six a long time.

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For Tulsi Gowda, forest nurseries are like her kids which is evident from the best way she tends to the saplings.

Many shared Gowda’s photo receiving the celebrated Padma award describing it because of the ‘picture of the day. One of many images shows PM Modi clasping the standard lady’s hand and interacting with her.

Tulsi Gowda, 77, has labored for over six decades planting a sapling and caring for nurseries of the forest department. She belongs to the Halakki tribe and is considered an ‘encyclopedia of forests’ for her huge knowledge about trees and herbs.

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