Karnataka: Padmashri awardee Saalumarada Thimmakka given cabinet rank

Thimmakka, fondly known as Vrikshamate for planting 8,000 trees including over 400 banyan trees, was awarded Padma Shri earlier this year.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, July 11, 2022, 12:29 PM IST
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Karnataka: Padmashri awardee Saalumarada Thimmakka given cabinet rank |

Padma Shri awardee Saalumarada Thimmakka was appointed as Karnataka environment ambassador with a government cabinet rank by the Bsavaraj Bommai-led government.

"Thanks to Chief Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai for appointing Vrikshamate Saalumarada Thimmakka as Environment Ambassador and giving her status of Cabinet of Minister," wrote Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar in his tweet.

He also wrote that Thimmakka, who nurtured trees like her own children, is a role model for the entire society.

Thimmakka, fondly known as Vrikshamate for planting 8,000 trees including over 400 banyan trees, was awarded Padma Shri earlier this year.

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