9) Impt. Padma awardees (& their work) - SAALUMARADA THIMMAKKA
Jan. 30, 2019

Padma Shri : In the field of Social Work and environment.

Saalumarada Thimmukku is a passionate environmentalist and a lover of nature known for selfless social service despite poverty for planting over 1.75 lakh trees.

At the age of 106 years she is considered a role model to the nation in environmental conservation by planting  lakhs of trees.

Government of India in CBSE text books and Karnataka State Government text books have included her work as an inspiration to children at a young age on nature conservation.