Padma Shri (Hindi: पद्म श्री) is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. It is awarded by the Government of India, every year on India’s Republic Day.
Taunted for not being able to give birth to a child Vriksha Mata Saalumarada Thimmakka started to plant banyan trees in lieu of children ..106 year old Vriksha Mata has planted 8000 trees. Today She has conferred with Padma Shri
In a motherly gesture, she blessed President while receiving the award.