Highlights

  • Pic of Tulsi Gowda walking barefoot on red carpet has touched many hearts
  • 72-year-old environment activist awarded Padma Shri
  • Known as 'Encyclopedia of the Forest', has planted 30,000 plants

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Meet Tulsi Gowda, the barefoot environmentalist, who got Padma Shri

Tulsi Gowda dressed in traditional attire and barefoot greeted PM Modi as she proceeded to receive her Padma Shri. The pic has touched many a hearts.

Padma Award: As Tulsi Gowda walked the Rashrapati Bhavan red carpet barefoot to receive her Padma Award from President Ram Nath Kovind, she symbolised the transformation of the civilian awards into truly people's award.

A photograph of Tulsi Gowda in traditional attire, barefoot greeting PM Modi as the environmentalist proceeded to receive her Padma Shri has touched many a hearts.

The 72-year-old environmentalist belonging o Halakki tribe in Karnataka never received any formal education, and yet, today she is known as "Encyclopedia of the Forest". The title has been given to her because of her vast knowledge of diverse species of plants and herbs.

She has planted more than 30,000 saplings and has been involved in environmental conservation activities for the past six decades.

Tulsi Gowda was awarded the fourth highest civilian honour on Monday.

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"Attended the first of the Padma Award ceremonies for the years 2020 and 2021. I felt extremely happy to see grassroots level achievers being recognised for their exemplary efforts to further public good. Congratulations to all those who have been conferred the #PeoplesPadma", PM Modi tweeted after the awards ceremony.

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