tulsi gowda in rashtrapati bhawan

When Tulsi Gowda received Padma Shri, social media was full of praise for her. Indian President Ram Nath Kovind honoured Tulasi Gowda, also known as the “Encyclopaedia of Forests,” with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour. She is one of the 61 Padma Shri recipients for 2020.

Barefoot to red carpet of Rashtapati Bhavan

Tulsi Gowda’s age is 72; she accepted the award barefoot in the Rashtrapati Bhavan and was praised for her simplicity on social media. She went barefoot in Rashtrapati Bhavan’s ancient Durbar Hall, pausing momentarily to greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi before proceeding to accept the honour from the President.

tulsi gowda barefoot on rashtrapati bhavan

When she arrived to receive the award, she was dressed in a traditional dhoti and wore no slippers under her feet.

When she was met by PM Modi and Amit Shah, both veteran leaders congratulated her on her success and hailed her. This image was captured by the cameras of the press workers present. It’s still being talked about on social media.

About Tulsi Gowda: Encyclopedia of Forests

Tulasi Gowda was born into a Halakki tribal family in a village in Karnataka’s Uttara Kannada district. she has since planted over 30,000 plants from the age of 12, her childhood. Tulsi Gowda came from an impoverished background. His circumstances were so poor that he never acquired a formal education.

She spends the majority of her time in the woods since she adores nature. Due to their knowledge of plants and herbs, this forest gradually recognised them, and they are now known around the world as the ‘Encyclopaedia of Forests.’

tulsi gowda in real life pictures

Tulsi Gowda, who has lived for more than seven decades, continues to promote environmental protection by tending plants and passing on her wisdom to the next generation.

Tulsi Gowda worked for the forest department as a temporary volunteer before being offered a permanent position. People were enthralled when a simple photograph of Padmashree Tulsi Gowda appeared on social media. There were talks regarding his dedication and hard work.

Tulsi Gawda is also known as the “Encyclopaedia of Forests” because of his vast knowledge of plants like herbs and forests without any formal education or college degree. From the age of 12 to almost 72, she is giving a message to the young generation to save plants and forests, doing a tremendous job to save the environment and exotic plants and herbs.

About Tribe Halakki Vokkaligas

Known as the Halakki Vokkaligas, they are similar to the Maasai Mara people of Kenya in Africa. This tribe lives in Uttara Kannada, near the Western Ghats’ foothills. The women’s complexion is tanned, and they have around six layers of beads around their necks. Tourists frequently encounter people in their rice fields or at community meetings wearing saris tied like sarongs. The woman’s hair is adorned with brightly coloured buds and flowers.

Beads, necklaces, nose rings, and glass and metal bangles are among their accessories. Stones and natural fibres are used to create all of their jewellery. Their clothing is made to help them adjust to the weather and work efficiently. The Halakki Vokkaligas have their own administrative system, and their leader is known as Gouda.

Their way of life is still old and needs to be assimilated into society. The women of the Uttara Kannada tribe, the Halakki Vokkaligas, are known for their colourful resses. Walking along the farm’s footpath, one can approach these bare steps on the red carpet of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Such tribes cultures, especially those of Tulsi Gowda, are an example of what shows the real soul of India.