Snake catchers also got Padma Shri award, you will be shocked to hear the name
Snake catchers Padma Shri: This time two people who caught snakes were honoured with Padma Shri Award. This skill of catching snakes through traditional art has gained respect in the country as well as abroad. Know about them, after all, who are these two?
This time the snake catchers got the Padma Shri award. You may be surprised to know this. But on the eve of Republic Day 2023, snake catchers Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadiyan were honoured by the government with Padma Shri, the country's fourth-highest civilian award. Both Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadaiyan, despite their lack of formal education, are world-renowned for catching snakes as well as teaching snake catchers. For this skill, both of them are called in foreign countries as well. He uses age-old and indigenous techniques inherited from his ancestors to catch the reptiles. In 2017, the two were taken to Florida for a pilot python detection project funded by the University of Florida. Both Vadivel Gopal and Masi Sadaiyan surprised everyone by catching more than 27 pythons there. And also taught everyone the virtue of this skill.
By the way, this time many such anonymous persons have got Padma Shri. Jabalpur-based ex-serviceman and doctor by profession Munishwar Chander Davar selflessly treat the poor and weaker sections of society at an affordable cost of Rs.20. He was awarded the Padma Shri. Naga social activist Ramkuiwangbe Nume, Gandhian VP Appukuttan Poduval from Kerala, social activist Hirabai Lobi from Gujarat, Ratan Chandra Kar for the upliftment of Jarawa tribe, 102-year-old sarinda player Mangala Kanti Roy from West Bengal, 98-year-old organic farmer Tula Ram Upreti was awarded the Padma Shri award. Along with this, Dr. Dilip Mahalanabis has been awarded Padma Vibhushan posthumously for promoting the use of 'ORS' solutions across the world.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that, congratulations to those who have been awarded the Padma Award. India honours their rich and varied contributions to the nation and their efforts to enhance our growth trajectory. The list of Padma awardees includes six Padma Vibhushan awardees, nine Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri.