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Muslim Bhajan Singer, ‘Encyclopedia Of Forests’ Among Unsung Heroes Who Bag Padma Shri

New Delhi: Jagdish Lal Ahuja, who serves free meals to sufferers and attendants exterior PGI hospital in Chandigarh, Mohammed Sharif from Faizabad, who has carried out final rites of over 25,000 unclaimed our bodies, and elephant physician from Assam Kushal Konwar Sarma are amongst unsung heroes awarded the coveted Padma Shri award this 12 months, officers mentioned on Saturday.

The awardees, introduced on the eve of Republic Day, additionally embody Javed Ahmad Tak, a specially-abled social employee from Jammu and Kashmir working for specifically abled kids for over twenty years, offering free schooling, materials support and motivation to over 100 kids of 40 villages in Anantnag and Pulwama, they mentioned.

Seventy-two-year-old Tulasi Gowda from Karnataka, who earned the sobriquet “encyclopedia of forests” due to her huge information of various crops species despite missing formal schooling, has additionally been given the award, they mentioned.

Sathyanarayan Mundayoor, referred to as Uncle Moosa of Arunachal Pradesh, who has been selling schooling and studying tradition in distant areas of Northeastern states for final 4 many years; Abdul Jabbar aka ‘voice of Bhopal’ (posthumously), recognized for preventing for the reason for victims and survivor of 1984 Bhopal fuel tragedy; and Usha Chaumar, a Dalit social employee working within the area of sanitation in Rajasthan, have additionally been given the award.

Poptarao Pawar of Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), recognized for reviving floor water of in drought inclined Hiware Bazar space; Harekala Hazabba, a 64 12 months outdated social employee from Karnataka offering reasonably priced schooling to poor kids; Arunoday Mondal, a health care provider from West Bengal who treats sufferers in distant Sunderbans; Radha Mohan and his daughter Sabarmatee, each Gandhians who’ve transformed a chunk of degraded land into an unlimited meals forest in Odisha by utilizing solely natural strategies are among the many Padma Shri awardees, it mentioned.

A faculty and tribal farmer from Meghalaya, Trinity Saioo, who’s spearheading a turmeric farming motion, Ravi Kannan, an oncologist from Chennai who’s treating most cancers sufferers in Assam’s Barak Valley, S Ramakrishnan, a specially-abled social employee who has rehabilitated greater than 14,000 specifically abled folks in over 4 many years in Tamil Nadu have additionally been given the coveted prize.

The federal government has additionally conferred Padma Shri to 68-year outdated environmentalist Sundaram Verma, who planted 50,000 bushes in Rajasthan; Munna Grasp, a Muslim bhajan singer from the state; Yogi Aeron, an 81-year outdated physician from Uttarakhand who has been treating burn and chew victims at no cost for final 35-years; and Rahibai Soma Popere, a self-taught tribal lady well-known globally for her work in agro-biodiversity conservation.


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