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The 'Encyclopedia of Forest': Meet Tulasi Gowda, the Barefoot Padma Awardee!

Encyclopedia of forest! Tusli Gowda, a 72-year-old tribal woman, planted 3000+ saplings and recieved padma shree award!

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The 'Encyclopedia of Forest': Meet Tulasi Gowda, the Barefoot Padma Awardee!

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The Encyclopedia of Forest: Tulsi Gowda is a 72-year-old tribal woman who received Padma Shree Award for planting more than 3000+ Saplings! Read more!

Encyclopedia of forest: Tusli gowda planted 3000+ saplings and received padmashree award!
Tulsi Gowda received the padma Shree award from Presiden Ram Nath Govind!

A 72-year-old tribal woman named Tulasi Gowda, an environmentalist from Karnataka was conferred the Padma Shri award on Monday. Barefoot and dressed in traditional attire, Gowda received India’s fourth-highest civilian award from President Ram Nath Kovind during a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Gowda belongs to the Halakki indigenous tribe in Karnataka. She grew up in a poor and disadvantaged family and remained devoid of formal education. However, with her vast knowledge of plants, herbs, and trees, in 2021, she is known as the ‘Encyclopedia of Forest’.

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Tulsi Gowda - Encyclopedia of forest!

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Grown-up in a forest area, Gowda was keen on knowing about trees and plants ever since she was a child. She has planted and nurtured thousands of trees. And also joined the forest department as a temporary volunteer. Here, Gowda’s dedication, knowledge, and quest for preservation were acknowledged. She was later offered a permanent job in the department.

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Today, even at the age of 72, Gowda continues to nurture plants and share her vast knowledge with the younger generation to promote the importance of environmental conservation.

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Tulsi Gowda planted 3000+Saplings!

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