Tulasi Gowda, at the age of 72, earned India's fourth-highest civilian award Padma Shri this year for her tremendous work. Due to her impeccable knowledge about the environment, she is known as ‘Encyclopedia of Forest’.
In the past 60 years, she was involved in environmental issues and planted thousands of trees to nurture natural life. She planted a record of 40,000 trees and have been taking care of it.
She had been doing this despite the fact that her only source of livelihood is her pension. Due to her active role in the reforestation process, the forest department regularised her service and she had been working for 14 days.
Tulasi Gowda wins Padma Shri for having diverse knowledge of plants and herbs despite not having formal education pic.twitter.com/fnU6MKdBeE— DD News (@DDNewslive) January 25, 2020