S. Sreekanth, director of DEED (Development through Education), a tribal welfare organisation, and an environmentalist, has been selected for the Paryavaran Rakshak Puraskar for 2013, instituted by the Tarun Bharat Sangh in Rajasthan. The sangh is headed by Magsaysay award winner Rajendra Singh. Mr. Sreekanth, a 62-year old resident of Chikkahunsur in Hunsur town of Mysore district, has been working for the welfare of the tribal people in the State for the last three and half decades, at the same time, espousing the causes of environment, according to information received.

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