Forest Academy felicitates 11 persons with “Green Warrior” awards

64-year-old Daripalli Ramaiah with wife Janamma during Earth Day celebrations organisged AP Forest Academy in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: K. Ramesh Babu   | Photo Credit: K_RAMESH BABU

Sixty-four year-old Darpalli Ramaiah has only one ambition in life - to plant saplings and inspire others to do the same.

For the last 40 years, he has planted thousands of saplings and has been travelling across the State propagating the importance of planting trees.

Recognising his yeomen service, the Andhra Pradesh Forest Academy (APFA) felicitated him by presenting the “Green Warrior” award during the Earth Day celebrations organised on Sunday.

It was not just Ramaiah, APFA presented the award to 10 others, who have been striving hard to promote greenery and inspire others to protect the Earth.

One does not have to work hard or spend much to save the environment, all one needs to do is plant a sapling and make this Earth a better place to live for the next generation, said Mr. Ramaiah while addressing the gathering.

Accompanied by his wife Janamma, he presents a sapling to people on special occasions and even plants it at their residence.

To create awareness among people, the government should print the image of children planting a sapling on currency notes, he advised.

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