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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently met with two Padma awardees, Tulsi Gowda and Sukri Bommagowda, during his visit to Karnataka. The meeting was held to recognize the exceptional contributions of these women towards society and to express gratitude for their efforts in uplifting their communities. Tulsi Gowda, a farmer from Honnali village in Karnataka, was awarded the Padma Shri earlier this year for her pioneering work in organic farming. Despite facing many challenges, including financial difficulties and limited access to resources, Gowda has worked tirelessly to promote sustainable farming practices and to encourage fellow farmers to adopt organic methods. Her efforts have not only improved the quality of life for farmers in her village but have also had a positive impact on the environment.
Sukri Bommagowda, a tribal woman from the Heggadadevana Kote district, was awarded the Padma Shri for her work in conserving and promoting traditional folk songs and dances of the Lambani community. Through her performances and workshops, Bommagowda has helped to preserve the rich cultural heritage of her community and has also empowered women to take up leadership roles in their villages.
During the meeting, Prime Minister Modi expressed his admiration for the work of both Gowda and Bommagowda and emphasized the importance of recognizing the efforts of those who work towards the betterment of society. He also highlighted the government’s commitment to promoting sustainable farming practices and preserving India’s rich cultural heritage. The meeting with Gowda and Bommagowda is a testament to the government’s efforts to recognize and support the contributions of individuals towards society. It also serves as an inspiration to other individuals and communities to continue working towards making a positive impact on the world.
Re-reported from the story originally published in Hindustan Times