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India | Padma Shri | Award | 14th November 2021 | Virtual Wire

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Honourable President Of India Shri Ramnath Kovind on November 8 presented Padma Awards to 141 awardees for the year 2020.

The ceremony didn't take place last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and hence was held this year Out of the 141 awardees many come from a very simple background and have worked with immense dedication for the country's betterment despite the numerous hardships. This initiative of the Government of India to honour the grass-root workers has been discussed widely and lauded a lot by all the countrymens'. So here's a list of some real heroes who come from a very humble background and have been rewarded with the prestigious honour.

Tulsi Gowda

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Tusli Gowda hails from a village in Karnataka and is a 72-year-old environmentalist who has planted over 30,000 saplings. She's regarded as an "encyclopedia of forests" and is also involved in environmental conservation.

Krishnammal Jagannathan

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Krishnammal Jagannathan, also known as Amma, hails from Tamil Nadu and is a social worker who travels to remote rural areas bringing social, economic and political transformation through propagating the philosophy of non-violence.

Harekala Hajabba

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Harekala Hajabba is an orange vendor from Mangaluru, Karnataka who from his savings built a school in his village.

Dalavayi Chalapathi Rao

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Rao is a renowned artist in leather puppetry and hails from Ananthapur, Andhra Pradesh. He was awarded the Padma Shri award for his contribution to the field of art.

Manjamma Jogati

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Manjamma is a transgender folk artist, she received the Padma Shri for her contribution to the arts.

Bhuri Bai